must be numbered among the cities of the Phocians burnt by the Persians. Some disasters were shared by Elateia
with the other Phocians, but she had peculiar calamities of her own, inflicted by fate at the hands of the Macedonians. In the war waged by Cassander, it is Olympiodorus who must receive most credit for the Macedonians being forced to abandon a siege. Philip, the son of Demetrius, reduced the people of Elateia
to the utmost terror, and at the same time seduced by bribery the more powerful of the citizens.