As soon as the Peloponnesians in Attica heard
of the occupation of Pylos, they hurried back home; the Lacedaemonians and their king Agis thinking that the matter touched
them nearly.Besides having made their invasion early in the season, and while the corn
was still green, most of their troops were short of provisions: the weather
also was unusually bad for the time of year, and greatly distressed their
Many reasons thus combined to hasten their departure and to make this
invasion a very short one; indeed they only stayed fifteen days in Attica.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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