Meanwhile, the Peloponnesians in the forty
ships, who ought to have made all haste to relieve Mitylene, lost time in
coming round Peloponnese itself, and proceeding leisurely on the remainder
of the voyage, made Delos without having been seen by the Athenians at
Athens, and from thence arriving at Icarus and Myconus, there first heard of
the fall of Mitylene.
Wishing to know the truth, they put into Embatum, in the Erythraeid, about
seven days after the capture of the town.Here they learned the truth, and began to consider what they were to do; and Teutiaplus, an Elean, addressed them as follows:—
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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