Meanwhile Astyochus, whom we left at Chios
collecting the hostages required in consequence of the conspiracy, stopped
upon learning that the fleet with Therimenes had arrived, and that the
affairs of the league were in a more flourishing condition, and putting out
to sea with ten Peloponnesian and as many Chian vessels,
after a futile attack upon Pteleum, coasted on to Clazomenae, and ordered
the Athenian party to remove inland to Daphnus, and to join the
Peloponnesians, an order in which also joined Tamos the king's lieutenant in
This order being disregarded, Astyochus made an attack upon the town, which
was unwalled, and having failed to take it was himself carried off by a
strong gale to Phocaea and Cuma, while the rest of the ships put in at the
islands adjacent to Clazomenae, Marathussa, Pele, and Drymussa.
Here they were detained eight days by the winds, and plundering and
consuming all the property of the Clazomenians there deposited, put the rest
on shipboard and sailed off to Phocaea and Cuma to join Astyochus.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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