Brasidas, perceiving that they were deserting
the parapet, and seeing what was going on, dashed forward with his troops,
and immediately took the fort, and put to the sword all whom he found in it.
In this way the place was evacuated by the Athenians, who went across in
their boats and ships to Pallene.Now there is a temple of Athena in Lecythus, and Brasidas had proclaimed in
the moment of making the assault, that he would give thirty silver minae to
the man first on the wall.Being now of opinion that the capture was scarcely due to human means, he
gave the thirty minae to the goddess for her temple, and razed and cleared
Lecythus, and made the whole of it consecrated ground.
The rest of the winter he spent in settling the places in his hands, and in
making designs upon the rest; and with the expiration of the winter the eighth year of this war ended.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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