After this, during the same summer, the
Chians, whose zeal continued as active as ever, and who even without the
Peloponnesians found themselves in sufficient force to effect the revolt of
the cities and also wished to have as many companions in peril as possible,
made an expedition with thirteen ships of their own to Lesbos; the instructions from Lacedaemon being to go to that island next, and from
thence to the Hellespont.Meanwhile the land forces of the Peloponnesians who were with the Chians
and of the allies on the spot, moved along shore for Clazomenae and Cuma,
under the command of Eualas, a Spartan; while the fleet under Diniades, one of the Perioeci,
first sailed up to Methymna and caused it to revolt, and, leaving four
ships there, with the rest procured the revolt of Mitylene.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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