Three years afterwards a truce was made
between the Peloponnesians and Athenians for five years.
Released from Hellenic war, the Athenians made an expedition to Cyprus with
two hundred vessels of their own and their allies, under the command of
Sixty of these were detached to Egypt at the instance of Amyrtaeus, the
king in the marshes; the rest laid siege to Kitium, from which, however,
they were compelled to retire by the death of Cimon and by scarcity of
provisions.Sailing off Salamis in Cyprus, they fought with the Phoenicians, Cyprians,
and Cilicians by land and sea, and being victorious on both elements
departed home, and with them the returned squadron from Egypt.
After this the Lacedaemonians marched out on a sacred war, and becoming
masters of the temple at Delphi, placed it in the hands of the Delphians.Immediately after their retreat, the Athenians marched out, became masters
of the temple, and placed it in the hands of the Phocians.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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