After this the remaining twelve vessels of
the Corinthians, Ambraciots, and Leucadians sailed into the harbor under the
command of Erasinides, a Corinthian, having eluded the Athenian ships on
guard, and helped the Syracusans in completing the remainder of the cross
Meanwhile Gylippus went into the rest of Sicily to raise land and naval
forces, and also to bring over any of the cities that either were lukewarm
in the cause or had hitherto kept out of the war altogether.
Syracusan and Corinthian envoys were also despatched to Lacedaemon and
Corinth to get a fresh force sent over, in any way that might offer, either
in merchant vessels or transports, or in any other manner likely to prove
successful, as the Athenians too were sending for reinforcements;
while the Syracusans proceeded to man a fleet and to exercise, meaning to
try their fortune in this way also, and generally became exceedingly
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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