When Astyphilus was
archon in Athens
, the Romans elected as consuls
Lucius Quinctius and Aulus Sempronius, and the Eleians celebrated the Ninetieth Olympiad, that
in which Hyperbius of Syracuse
won the "stadion."
This year the Athenians, in obedience to a certain oracle, returned their island to the
Delians, and the Delians who were dwelling in Adramytium2
returned to their native land.
since the Athenians had not returned the city of Pylos
to the Lacedaemonians, these cities were again at odds with each other and
hostile. When this was known to the Assembly of the Argives, that body persuaded the Athenians
to close a treaty of friendship with the Argives.
the quarrel kept growing, the Lacedaemonians persuaded the Corinthians to desert the league of
and ally themselves
with the Lacedaemonians. Such being the confusion that had arisen together with a lack of
leadership, the situation throughout the Peloponnesus
was as has been described.
the regions outside,4
the Aenianians, Dolopians, and
Melians, having come to an understanding, advanced with strong armaments against Heracleia in
. The Heracleians drew up to oppose them
and a great battle took place, in which the people of Heracleia were defeated. Since they had
lost many soldiers and had sought refuge within their walls, they sent for aid from the
Boeotians. The Thebans dispatched to their help a thousand picked hoplites, with whose aid they
held off their adversaries.
While these events were taking place, the Olynthians dispatched an army against the city of
which had an Athenian garrison, drove out
the garrison, and themselves took possession of the city.