When the year had ended, in Athens Philocles became archon, and in Rome
the consular magistracy was assumed by six military tribunes, Publius and Cornelius, Caeso
Fabius, Lucius Furius, Quintus Servilius, and Marcus Valerius2
this year the Ninety-seventh Olympiad was celebrated, that in which Terires was victor.3
In this year the Athenians chose Thrasybulus general and sent
him to sea with forty triremes. He sailed to Ionia, collected funds from the allies, and
proceeded on his way; and while tarrying at the Chersonesus he made allies of Medocus and
Seuthes, the kings of the Thracians.
After some time he sailed
from the Hellespont to Lesbos and anchored off the coast at Eresus. But strong winds arose and
twenty-three triremes were lost. Getting off safe with the other ships he advanced against the
cities of Lesbos, with the intention of winning them over; for they had all revolted with the
exception of Mitylene.
First he appeared before Methymna and
joined battle with the men of the city, who were commanded by the Spartan Therimachus. In a
brilliant fight he slew not only Therimachus himself but no small number of the Methymnaeans
and shut up the rest of them within their walls; he also ravaged the territory of the
Methymnaeans and received the surrender of Eresus and Antissa. After this he gathered ships
from the Chian and Mitylenaean allies and sailed to Rhodes.