However while they were still in the plain,
and had not yet entered the Paralian land, he had prepared an armament of a
hundred ships for Peloponnese, and when all was ready put out to sea.
On board the ships he took four thousand Athenian heavy infantry, and three
hundred cavalry in horse transports, then for the first time made out of old
galleys; fifty Chian and Lesbian vessels also joining in the expedition.
When this Athenian armament put out to sea, they left the Peloponnesians in
Attica in the Paralian region.
Arriving at Epidaurus in Peloponnese they ravaged most of the territory,
and even had hopes of taking the town by an assault: in this however they
were not successful.
Putting out from Epidaurus, they laid waste the territory of Troezen,
Halieis, and Hermione, all towns on the coast of Peloponnese,
and thence sailing to Prasiai, a maritime town in Laconia, ravaged part of
its territory, and took and sacked the place itself; after which they returned home, but found the Peloponnesians gone and no
longer in Attica.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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