Meanwhile word was brought them from Camarina
that if they went there the town would go over to them, and also that the
Syracusans were manning a fleet.The Athenians accordingly sailed along shore with all their armament, first
to Syracuse, where they found no fleet manning, and so always along the
coast to Camarina, where they brought to at the beach, and sent a herald to
the people, who, however, refused to receive them, saying that their oaths
bound them to receive the Athenians only with a single vessel, unless they
themselves sent for more.
Disappointed here, the Athenians now sailed back again, and after landing
and plundering on Syracusan territory and losing some stragglers from their
light infantry through the coming up of the Syracusan horse, so got back to
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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