About the same time Alcibiades returned with
his thirteen ships from Caunus and Phaselis to Samos, bringing word that he
had prevented the Phoenician fleet from joining the Peloponnesians, and had
made Tissaphernes more friendly to the Athenians than before.
Alcibiades now manned nine more ships, and levied large sums of money from
the Halicarnassians, and fortified Cos.After doing this and placing a governor in Cos, he sailed back to Samos,
autumn being now at hand.
Meanwhile Tissaphernes, upon hearing that the Peloponnesian fleet had
sailed from Miletus to the Hellespont, set off again back from Aspendus, and
made all sail for Ionia.
While the Peloponnesians were in the Hellespont, the Antandrians, a people
of Aeolic extraction, conveyed by land across Mount Ida some heavy infantry
from Abydos, and introduced them into the town; having been ill-treated by Arsaces, the Persian lieutenant of Tissaphernes.This same Arsaces had, upon pretence of a secret quarrel, invited the chief
men of the Delians to undertake military service （these were
Delians who had settled at Atramyttium after having been driven from their
homes by the Athenians for the sake of purifying Delos）; and after drawing them out from their town as his friends and allies, had
laid wait for them at dinner, and surrounded them and caused them to be shot
down by his soldiers.
This deed made the Antandrians fear that he might some day do them some
mischief; and as he also laid upon them burdens too heavy for them to bear, they
expelled his garrison from their citadel.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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