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100. A little later the Athenians and their allies fought two battles, one by land and the other1 by sea, against the Persians, at the river Eurymedon in Pamphylia. The Athenians, under the command of Cimon the son of Miltiades, on the same day conquered in both, and took and destroyed all the Phoenician triremes numbering two hundred. [2] After a while the Thasians revolted; a quarrel had arisen2 between them and the Athenians about the Thracian markets and the mine on the Thracian coast opposite, of which the Thasians received the profits. The Athenians sailed to Thasos and, gaining a victory at sea, landed upon the island. [3] About the same time they sent ten thousand of their own people and of their allies to the Strymon, intending to colonise the place then called the Nine Ways and now Amphipolis. They gained possession of the Nine Ways, which were inhabited by the Edoni, but, advancing into the interior of Thrace, they3 were destroyed at Drabescus in Edonia by the united Thracians,4 whose country was threatened by the new settlement.

1 The Athenians conquer in a sea and land fight at the river Eurymedon. Revolt of Thasos. Attempted colonisation of Amphipolis.

2 B.C. 465.

3 Or, reading ξίμπαντες, as Poppo is inclined to do, 'were destroyed to a man by the Thracians.'

4 Or, reading ξίμπαντες, as Poppo is inclined to do, 'were destroyed to a man by the Thracians.'

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