52.After the battle Heraclea was so terribly reduced that in the first days of
the summer following the Boeotians occupied the place and sent away the
Lacedaemonian Agesippidas for misgovernment, fearing that the town might be
taken by the Athenians while the Lacedaemonians were distracted with the
affairs of Peloponnese.The Lacedaemonians, nevertheless, were offended with them for what they had
The same summer Alcibiades, son of Clinias,
now one of the generals at Athens, in concert with the Argives and the
allies, went into Peloponnese with a few Athenian heavy infantry and
archers, and some of the allies in those parts whom he took up as he passed,
and with this army marched here and there through Peloponnese, and settled
various matters connected with the alliance, and among other things induced
the Patrians to carry their walls down to the sea, intending himself also to
build a fort near the Achaean Rhium.However, the Corinthians and Sicyonians, and all others who would have
suffered by its being built, came up and hindered him.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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