Upon their not submitting, he at once marched
against Torone in Chalcidice, which was held by an Athenian garrison, having
been invited by a few persons who were prepared to hand over the town.Arriving in the dark a little before daybreak, he sat down with his army
near the temple of the Dioscuri, rather more than a quarter of a mile from
The rest of the town of Torone and the Athenians in garrison did not
perceive his approach; but his partisans knowing that he was coming （a few of them had
secretly gone out to meet him）, were on the watch for his arrival,
and were no sooner aware of it than they took in to them seven light-armed
men with daggers, who alone of twenty men ordered on this service dared to
enter, commanded by Lysistratus an Olynthian.These passed through the sea wall, and without being seen went up and put
to the sword the garrison of the highest post in the town, which stands on a
hill, and broke open the postern on the side of Canastraeum.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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