ns, with the same points in
mind. Our city was great, renowned in Greece, and worthy of our forbears, apart from the well-known
exploits of the past, at the time when Conon triumphed, as our elders tell us, in the naval battle at
Cnidus; when Iphicrates destroyed
the Spartan company, when Chabrias defeated the Spartan triremes at sea off
Naxos, when Timotheus won the sea
battle off Corcyra.For the exploits of Conon and Timotheus compare Din.
1.14 and note. In 391 B.C. the Athenian
general Iphicrates, on going to the relief of Corinth, surprised and almost
annihilated a Spartan company. The defeat of the Spartan fleet by Chabrias
took place in 376 and won supremacy in the Aegean for Athens for over fifty years （Xen. Hell. 5.4.61; Dem. 20.77）.