struck into the territory of the
Olynthians and, in conjunction with Amyntas, continued to wage war upon the Olynthians.
Thereupon the Olynthians, who had collected a considerable force, had the better in the field
because they had more soldiers than the enemy; but the Lacedaemonians, having made ready a
considerable force, appointed Teleutias general in charge of it. Teleutias was brother of King
Agesilaus and was greatly admired for his valour by his fellow citizens.
He accordingly set out from the Peloponnese with an army and on arriving
near the territory of the Olynthians took over the soldiers commanded by Eudamidas. Being now a
match for the enemy, he began by plundering the Olynthian territory and dividing among his
troops the booty that he had collected; but when the Olynthians and their allies in full force
took the field, he gave battle. At first they drew apart after an even contest, but later a
stubborn battle was fought in which Teleutias himself fell after a splendid fight and the
Lacedaemonians lost more than twelve hundred men.2
After the Olynthians had met with so remarkable a success, the
Lacedaemonians, wishing to repair the loss they had sustained, prepared to send out more
numerous forces, while the Olynthians, judging that the Spartans would come with larger forces
and that the war would last for a long time, prepared large supplies of grain and procured
additional soldiers from their allies.