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When Chion was archon at Athens, at Rome military tribunes with consular power were elected, Quintus Servilius, Gaius Veturius, Aulus Cornelius, Marcus Cornelius, and Marcus Fabius. During their term of office, though peace prevailed throughout Greece, clouds of war again gathered in certain cities and strange new outbreaks of revolution. For instance, the Arcadian exiles,2 setting out from Elis, occupied a stronghold known as Lasion of the country called Triphylia. [2] For many years Arcadia and Elis had been disputing the possession of Triphylia, and according as the ascendancy shifted from one country to the other, they had alternately been masters of the district; but at the period in question, though the Arcadians were ruling Triphylia, the Eleians, making the refugees a pretext, took it from the Arcadians.3 [3] As a result the Arcadians were incensed and at first dispatched envoys demanding a return of the district; but when no one paid any attention to them, they summoned an allied force from the Athenians and with it attacked Lasion. The Eleians coming to the rescue of the refugees, a battle ensued near Lasion in which, being many times outnumbered by the Arcadians, the Eleians were defeated and lost over two hundred men. [4] When the war had started in this way, it came to pass that the disagreement between Arcadians and Eleians widened in scope, for immediately the Arcadians, elated by their success, invaded Elis and took the cities of Margana and Cronion,4 and Cyparissia and Coryphasium.5 [5]

While these things were going on, in Macedon Ptolemy of Alorus6 was assassinated by his brother-in-law Perdiccas7 after ruling three years; and Perdiccas succeeded to the throne and ruled Macedon for five years.

1 365/4 B.C.

2 There seems to be no specific reference to this group in Elis, though they probably went into exile at the same time as the groups which chose Sparta and Pallantium (chap. 59.2). Even so Elis and Arcadia are allies in chaps 62.5, 64.6, and 68.1. See Xen. Hell. 7.4.

3 See Xen. Hell. 7.12-27; Polybius 4.74.

4 Margana was a town in Pisatis their claims to which the Eleians renounced to Sparta in a treaty in 400 (Xen. Hell. 3.2.30). Cronium appears to refer to the Hill of Cronos by the Alpheius in Pisatis.

5 Of these Strabo says (Strabo 8.4.1) "Messene comes after Triphylia; and there is a cape which is common to both; and after this cape come Cyparissa and Coryphasium" (L.C.L., translated by H. L. Jones).

6 See chap. 71.1.

7 See chap. 60.3.

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