the Athenians, being master
of the sea, subdued the cities of Cyprus. And since a
large Persian garrison was there in Salamis and tld be the easiest way for him not only
to become master of all Cyprus but also to confound
the Persians, since their being unable tospised, and that, in a word, the entire war would be decided if all Cyprus were reduced by arms. And that is what actually happened.
Theer, when he learned of
the reverses his forces had suffered at Cyprus, took
counsel on the war with his friends and decided that it peace with the Greeks. Accordingly he dispatched to the generals in Cyprus and to the satraps the written terms on which they were
permitolemnly concluded, the Athenians
withdrew their armaments from Cyprus, having won a
brilliant victory and concluded most noteworthy victory and concluded most noteworthy terms of peace. And it so happened that Cimon
died of an illness during his stay in Cyprus.