the Lacedaemonians learned that all the armaments of the Athenians were in the region of the
Hellespont, they undertook a campaign against
Pylos, which the Messenians held with a garrison;
on the sea they had eleven ships, of which five were from Sicily and six were manned by their own citizens, while on land they had gathered
an adequate army, and after investing the fortress they began to wreak havoc both by land and
Diodorus Siculus. Diodorus of Sicily in Twelve Volumes with an English Translation by C. H. Oldfather. Vol. 4-8. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989.
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