Accordingly he put out from Embatum and
proceeded along shore; and touching at the Teian town, Myonnesus, there butchered most of the
prisoners that he had taken on his passage.
Upon his coming to anchor at Ephesus, envoys came to him from the Samians
at Anaia, and told him that he was not going the right way to free Hellas in
massacring men who had never raised a hand against him, and who were not
enemies of his, but allies of Athens against their will, and that if he did
not stop he would turn many more friends into enemies than enemies into
Alcidas agreed to this, and let go all the Chians still in his hands and
some of the others that he had taken; the inhabitants, instead of flying at the sight of his vessels, rather
coming up to them, taking them for Athenian, having no sort of expectation
that while the Athenians commanded the sea Peloponnesian ships would venture
over to Ionia.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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