The Scionaeans were elated by his language,
and even those who had at first disapproved of what was being done catching
the general confidence, they determined on a vigorous conduct of the war,
and welcomed Brasidas with all possible honours, publicly crowning him with
a crown of gold as the liberator of Hellas; while private persons crowded round him and decked him with garlands as
though he had been an athlete.
Meanwhile Brasidas left them a small garrison for the present and crossed
back again, and not long afterwards sent over a larger force, intending with
the help of the Scionaeans to attempt Mende and Potidaea before the
Athenians should arrive; Scione, he felt, being too like an island for them not to relieve it.He had besides intelligence in the above towns about their betrayal.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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