previous next
101. The Thasians, now blockaded after several defeats, had recourse to the Lacedaemonians and entreated them to invade Attica. [2] Unknown to the Athenians they agreed,1 and were on the point of setting out when the great earthquake occurred2 and was immediately followed by the revolt of the Helots and with them the Perioeci of Thuria and Aethaea, who seized Ithomè. These Helots were mostly the descendants of the Messenians who had been enslaved in ancient times, and hence all the insurgents were called Messenians.

[3] While the Lacedaemonians were thus engaged, the3 Thasians, who had now been blockaded for more than two years, came to4 terms with the Athenians; they pulled down their walls and surrendered their ships; they also agreed to pay what was required of them whether in the shape of immediate indemnity or of tribute for the future; and they gave up their claim to the mainland and to the mine.

1 B.C. 464.

2 Revolt of the Helots, who seize Ithomè.

3 B.C. 463.

4 Surrender of Thasos.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Notes (E.C. Marchant)
load focus Notes (Charles D. Morris)
load focus English (1910)
load focus Greek (1942)
load focus English (Thomas Hobbes, 1843)
hide References (35 total)
  • Commentary references to this page (12):
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 7, 7.57
    • T. G. Tucker, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 8, 8.64
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER III
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER LVI
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 5, 5.14
    • C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 5, 5.31
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, 1.115
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, 1.117
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, 1.128
    • Harold North Fowler, Commentary on Thucydides Book 5, 5.14
    • Harold North Fowler, Commentary on Thucydides Book 5, 5.6
    • Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides Book 7, 7.31
  • Cross-references to this page (10):
    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.1
    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.pos=2.1
    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.pos=2.2
    • A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), PERIOECI
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), AETHAEA
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), MESSE´NIA
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), THASOS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), THU´RIA
    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, Chapter II
    • Basil L. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical Greek, The Article
  • Cross-references in notes to this page (5):
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries to this page (8):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: