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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 and 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 Locris, into a fortress on the border of Locris for his operations against the inhabitants of that country. [2] 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 Aegina and its territory. [3] To the Aeginetan refugees the Lacedaemonians gave Thyreae,2 as it is called, to dwell in, because the Athenians had also once given Naupactus as a home for the people whom they had driven out of Messene.3 The 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.

1 Thronium and Alope are in Opuntian Locris facing the northern tip of Euboea.

2 In northern Laconia near the border of Argolis.

3 Cp. Book 11.84.7.

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