He, meanwhile, seeing anger and infatuation
just now in the ascendant, and confident of his wisdom in refusing a sally,
would not call either assembly or meeting of the people, fearing the fatal
results of a debate inspired by passion and not by prudence.Accordingly, he addressed himself to the defence of the city, and kept it
as quiet as possible,
though he constantly sent out cavalry to prevent raids on the lands near
the city from flying parties of the enemy.There was a trifling affair at Phrygia between a squadron of the Athenian
horse with the Thessalians and the Boeotian cavalry; in which the former had rather the best of it, until the heavy infantry
advanced to the support of the Boeotians, when the Thessalians and Athenians
were routed and lost a few men, whose bodies, however, were recovered the
same day without a truce.The next day the Peloponnesians set up a trophy.
Ancient alliance brought the Thessalians to the aid of Athens; those who came being the Larisaeans, Pharsalians, Cranonians, Pyrasians,
Gyrtonians, and Pheraeans.The Larisaean commanders were Polymedes and Aristonus, two party leaders in
Larisa; the Pharsalian general was Menon; each of the other cities had also its own commander.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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