After these events the Athenians chose
Cleopompus general and sent him to sea with thirty ships under orders both to keep careful
guard over Euboea
and to make war upon the Locrians.
He, sailing forth, ravaged the coast of Locris
reduced by siege the city of Thronium, and the Locrians who opposed him he met in battle and
defeated near the city of Alope.1
Following this he made the island known as Atalante, which lies off
, into a fortress on the border of Locris
for his operations against the inhabitants of that
Also the Athenians, accusing the Aeginetans of having
collaborated with the Lacedaemonians, expelled them from their state, and sending colonists
there from their own citizens they portioned out to them in allotments both the city of
and its territory.
To the Aeginetan refugees the Lacedaemonians gave Thyreae,2
as it is called, to dwell in,
because the Athenians had also once given Naupactus
a home for the people whom they had driven out of Messene
Athenians also dispatched Pericles with an army to make war upon the Megarians. He plundered
their territory, laid waste their possessions, and returned to Athens
with much booty.