Just at this time the Lacedaemonian Brasidas,
son of Tellis, happened to be in the neighbourhood of Sicyon and Corinth,
getting ready an army for Thrace.As soon as he heard of the capture of the walls, fearing for the
Peloponnesians in Nisaea and the safety of Megara, he sent to the Boeotians
to meet him as quickly as possible at Tripodiscus, a village so called of
the Megarid, under Mount Geraneia, and went himself, with two thousand seven
hundred Corinthian heavy infantry, four hundred Phliasians, six hundred
Sicyonians, and such troops of his own as he had already levied, expecting
to find Nisaea not yet taken.
Hearing of its fall （he had marched out by night to
Tripodiscus）, he took three hundred picked men from the army,
without waiting till his coming should be known, and came up to Megara
unobserved by the Athenians, who were down by the sea, ostensibly, and
really if possible, to attempt Nisaea, but above all to get into Megara and
secure the town.He accordingly invited the townspeople to admit his party, saying that he
had hopes of recovering Nisaea.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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