After this the Acarnanians allotted a third
of the spoils to the Athenians, and divided the rest among their own
different towns.The share of the Athenians was captured on the voyage home; the arms now deposited in the Attic temples are three hundred panoplies,
which the Acarnanians set apart for Demosthenes, and which he brought to
Athens in person, his return to his country after the Aetolian disaster
being rendered less hazardous by this exploit.
The Athenians in the twenty ships also went off to Naupactus.The Acarnanians and Amphilochians, after the departure of Demosthenes and
the Athenians, granted the Ambraciots and Peloponnesians who had taken
refuge with Salynthius and the Agraeans a free retreat from Oeniadae, to
which place they had removed from the country of Salynthius,
and for the future concluded with the Ambraciots a treaty and alliance for
one hundred years, upon the terms following.It was to be a defensive, not an offensive alliance; the Ambraciots could not be required to march with the Acarnanians against
the Peloponnesians, nor the Acarnanians with the Ambraciots against the
Athenians; for the rest the Ambraciots were to give up the places and hostages that
they held of the Amphilochians, and not to give help to Anactorium, which
was at enmity with the Acarnanians.
With this arrangement they put an end to the war.After this the Corinthians sent a garrison of their own citizens to
Ambracia, composed of three hundred heavy infantry, under the command of
Xenocleides, son of Euthycles, who reached their destination after a
difficult journey across the continent.Such was the history of the affair of Ambracia.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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