As soon as it was morning the Peloponnesians
weighed from Teichiussa and put into Miletus after the departure of the
Athenians; they stayed one day, and on the next took with them the Chian vessels
originally chased into port with Chalcideus, and resolved to sail back for
the tackle which they had put on shore at Teichiussa.
Upon their arrival Tissaphernes came to them with his land forces and
induced them to sail to Iasus, which was held by his enemy Amorges.Accordingly they suddenly attacked and took Iasus, whose inhabitants never
imagined that the ships could be other than Athenian.The Syracusans distinguished themselves most in the action.
Amorges, a bastard of Pissuthnes and a rebel from the king, was taken alive
and handed over to Tissaphernes, to carry to the king, if he chose,
according to his orders: Iasus was sacked by the army, who found a very
great booty there, the place being wealthy from ancient date.
The mercenaries serving with Amorges the Peloponnesians received and
enrolled in their army without doing them any harm, since most of them came
from Peloponnese, and handed over the town to Tissaphernes with all the
captives, bond or free, at the stipulated price of one Doric stater a head; after which they returned to Miletus.
Pedaritus, son of Leon, who had been sent by the Lacedaemonians to take the
command at Chios, they despatched by land as far as Erythrae with the
mercenaries taken from Amorges; appointing Philip to remain as governor of Miletus.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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