About the same time the twenty ships of the
Peloponnesians in Spiraeum, which we left chased to land and blockaded by an
equal number of Athenians, suddenly sallied out and defeated the blockading
squadron, took four of their ships, and sailing back to Cenchreae, prepared
again for the voyage to Chios and Ionia.Here they were joined by Astyochus as high-admiral from Lacedaemon,
henceforth invested with the supreme command at sea.
The land forces now withdrawing from Teos, Tissaphernes repaired thither in
person with an army and completed the demolition of anything that was left
of the wall, and so departed.Not long after his departure Diomedon arrived with ten Athenian ships, and
having made a convention by which the Teians admitted him as they had the
enemy, coasted along to Erae, and failing in an attempt upon the town,
sailed back again.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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