Meanwhile Chalcideus and Alcibiades, after
chasing Strombichides into Samos, armed the crews of the ships from
Peloponnese and left them at Chios, and filling their places with
substitutes from Chios and manning twenty others, sailed off to effect the
revolt of Miletus.
The wish of Alcibiades, who had friends among the leading men of the
Milesians, was to bring over the town before the arrival of the ships from
Peloponnese, and thus, by causing the revolt of as many cities as possible
with the help of the Chian power and of Chalcideus, to secure the honour for
the Chians and himself and Chalcideus, and, as he had promised, for Endius
who had sent them out.
Not discovered until their voyage was nearly completed, they arrived a
little before Strombichides and Thrasycles （who had just come with
twelve ships from Athens, and had joined Strombichides in pursuing
them）, and occasioned the revolt of Miletus.The Athenians sailing up close on their heels with nineteen ships found
Miletus closed against them, and took up their station at the adjacent
island of Lade.
The first alliance between the king and the Lacedaemonians was now
concluded immediately upon the revolt of the Milesians, by Tissaphernes and
Chalcideus, and was as follows:—
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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