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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 7, chapter 1 (search)
them, proceed to the Chersonese, and there CyniscusA Lacedaemonian general engaged in war with the Thracians. will take you into his pay.”
And some of the soldiers, overhearing these words, or perhaps one of the captains, proceeded to spread the report of them through the army. Meanwhile the generals were inquiring about Seuthes, whether he was hostile or friendly, and whether they were to march by way of the Sacred MountainOn the northern coast of the Propontis. Their destination was the Gallipoli peninsula, and the alternative routes are a short but difficult one or a long, easy one. or go round through the middle of Thrace.
While they were talking over these matters, the soldiers caught up their arms and rushed at full speed toward the gates, intending to get back inside the city wall. But when Eteonicus and his men saw the hoplites running towards them, they shut the gates and thrust in the bar.
The soldiers, however, set to hammering at the gates, and said that they were most un