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111. About this time Orestes, the exiled son of the Thessalian king Echecratides, persuaded1 the Athenians to restore him. Taking with them a force of the Boeotians and Phocians, who were now their allies, they marched against Pharsalus in Thessaly. They made themselves masters of the country in the neighbourhood of their camp, but the Thessalian cavalry stopped any further advance. They could not take the place, and none of their plans prospered; so they returned unsuccessful and brought back Orestes.

[2] A short time afterwards a thousand Athenians, under2 the command of Pericles the son of Xanthippus, embarking on board the3 fleet which they had at Pegae, now in their possession, coasted along to Sicyon, and there landing, defeated the Sicyonians who came out to meet them. [3] With the least possible delay taking on board Achaean troops and sailing to the opposite coast, they attacked and besieged Oeniadae, a town of Acarnania; but failing to reduce it, they returned home.

1 Attempted restoration of Orestes, the Thessalian exile.

2 B.C. 454.

3 The Athenians under Pericles defeat the Sicyonians.

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