previous next
85.

While the revolutionary passions thus for the first time displayed themselves in the factions of Corcyra, Eurymedon and the Athenian fleet sailed away; [2] after which some five hundred Corcyrean exiles who had succeeded in escaping, took some forts on the mainland, and becoming masters of the Corcyrean territory over the water, made this their base to plunder their countrymen in the island, and did so much damage as to cause a severe famine in the town. [3] They also sent envoys to Lacedaemon and Corinth to negotiate their restoration; but meeting with no success, afterwards got together boats and mercenaries and crossed over to the island, being about six hundred in all; and burning their boats so as to have no hope except in becoming masters of the country, went up to Mount Istone, and fortifying themselves there, began to annoy those in the city and obtained command of the country.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Notes (Charles F. Smith, 1894)
load focus Notes (E.C. Marchant, 1909)
load focus Greek (1942)
load focus English (Thomas Hobbes, 1843)
load focus English (Benjamin Jowett, 1881)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Lacedaemon (Greece) (1)
Corinth (Greece) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (27 total)
  • Commentary references to this page (13):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 497
    • W. W. How, J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus, 5.34
    • W. W. How, J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus, 6.90
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.108
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.11
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.115
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.17
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.20
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.31
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER XLI
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER XLVI
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER XCII
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 5, 5.87
  • Cross-references to this page (5):
  • Cross-references in notes to this page (2):
    • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, Thuc. 4.2
    • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, Thuc. 4.46
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries to this page (7):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: