When the Messenians assembled at Cyllene, they resolved to winter there for that season, the Eleians providing a market and funds. With the spring they began to debate where they should go. It was the view of Gorgus
that they should occupy Zacynthos off Cephallenia, becoming islanders instead of mainlanders, and raid the coasts of Laconia
with their ships and ravage the land. But Manticlus bade them forget Messene
and their hatred of the Lacedaemonians, and sail to Sardinia
and win an island which was of the largest extent and greatest fertility.