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Furthermore, he was reconciled with the Athenians, although they showed exceeding sorrow at the misfortunes of Thebes; for although they had begun the festival of the mysteries, they gave it up in consequence of their grief; 1 and upon the Thebans who sought refuge in their city they bestowed every kindness.

1 According to Arrian (i. 10, 2), it was from panic fright.

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