The Peloponnesians now attacked their centre
and drove ashore the ships of the Athenians, and disembarked to follow up
No help could be given to the centre either by the squadron of Thrasybulus
on the right, on account of the number of ships attacking him, or by that of
Thrasyllus on the left, from whom the point of Cynossema hid what was going
on, and who was also hindered by his Syracusan and other opponents, whose
numbers were fully equal to his own.At length, however, the Peloponnesians in the confidence of victory began
to scatter in pursuit of the ships of the enemy, and allowed a considerable
part of their fleet to get into disorder.
On seeing this the squadron of Thrasybulus discontinued their lateral
movement and, facing about, attacked and routed the ships opposed to them,
and next fell roughly upon the scattered vessels of the victorious
Peloponnesian division, and put most of them to flight without a blow.The Syracusans also had by this time given way before the squadron of
Thrasyllus, and now openly took to flight upon seeing the flight of their
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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