117.But in the meantime the Samians made a sudden sally, and fell on the camp,
which they found unfortified.Destroying the look-out vessels, and engaging and defeating such as were
being launched to meet them, they remained masters of their own seas for
fourteen days, and carried in and carried out what they pleased.
But on the arrival of Pericles, they were once more shut up.Fresh reinforcements afterwards arrived—forty ships from Athens
with Thucydides, Hagnon, and Phormio; twenty with Tlepolemus and Anticles, and thirty vessels from Chios and
After a brief attempt at fighting, the Samians, unable to hold out, were
reduced after a nine months' siege, and surrendered on conditions; they razed their walls, gave hostages, delivered up their ships, and
arranged to pay the expenses of the war by instalments.The Byzantines also agreed to be subject as before.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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