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Πεδάριτος, Παιδάρετος), or PAEDA'RETUS, a Lacedaemonian, the son of Leon, was sent out to serve in conjunction with Astyochus, and after the capture of Iasus was appointed to station himself at Chios. late in the summer of B. C. 412. (Thuc. 8.28.) Having marched by land from Miletus, he reached Erythrae, and then crossed over to Chios just at the time when application was made by the Lesbians to Astvochus for aid in a revolution which they meditated. But, through the reluctance of the Chians, and the refusal of Pedaritus, Astyochus was compelled to abandon the project (100.32, 33). Irritated by his disappointment, Astvochus turned a deaf ear to the application which the Chians made for assistance when the Athenians fortified Delphinium, and Pedaritus in his despatches to Sparta complained of the admiral's conduct, in consequence of which a commission was sent out to inquire into it. (Thuc. 8.38, 40.) Pedaritus himself seems to have acted with great harshness at Chios, in consequence of which some Chian exiles laid complaints against him at Sparta, and his mother Teleutia administered a rebuke to him in a letter. (Plut. Apophth. Lac. p. 241d). Meantime the Athenians continned their operations at Chios, and had completed their works. Pedaritus sent to Rhodes, where the Peloponnesian fleet was lying, saying that Chios would fall into the hands of the Athenians unless the whole Peloponnesian armament came to its succour. He himself meantime made a sudden attack on the naval camp of the Athenians, and stormed it; but the main body of the Athenians coming up he was defeated and slain, in the beginning of B. C. 411. (Thuc. 8.55.)


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