At the conclusion of this year Philocles was archon in
Athens, and in Rome Aulus Postumius Regulus and Spurius Furius Mediolanus succeeded to the
consulship. During this year a war arose between the Corinthians and Epidaurians on the one
hand and the Athenians on the other, and the Athenians took the field against them and after a
sharp battle were victorious.
With a large fleet they put in
at a place called Halieis
, landed on the
, and slew not a few of the enemy.2
Peloponnesians rallied and gathered a strong force, and it came to a battle with the Athenians
near the place called Cecryphaleia3
in which the Athenians were again
After such successes the Athenians, seeing that
the Aeginetans were not only puffed up over their former achievements but also hostile to
, decided to reduce them by war.
Therefore the Athenians dispatched a strong fleet against them. The
inhabitants of Aegina
, however, who had great
experience in fighting at sea and enjoyed a great reputation therefor, were not dismayed at the
superiority of the Athenians, but since they had a considerable number of triremes and had
built some new ones, they engaged the Athenians in battle, but were defeated with the loss of
seventy ships; and, their spirits crushed by so great a disaster, they were forced to join the
league which paid tribute to Athens
. This was
accomplished for the Athenians by their general Leocrates, who was engaged in the war with the
Aeginetans nine months in all.
While these events were taking place, in Sicily
king of the Siceli, Ducetius, a man of famous family and influential at this time, founded the
city of Menaenum and distributed the neighbouring territory among the settlers, and making a
campaign against the strong city of Morgantina
and reducing it, he won fame among his own people.