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66. During the same summer the Lacedaemonians and their allies sent a fleet of a hundred ships1 against the island of Zacynthus, which lies opposite Elis. The Zacynthians are colonists of the Peloponnesian Achaeans, and were allies of the Athenians. [2] There were on board the fleet a thousand Lacedaemonian hoplites, under the command of Cnemus the Spartan admiral. They disembarked and ravaged the greater part of the country; but as the inhabitants would not come to terms, they sailed away home.

1 The Lacedaemonians attack Zacynthus without result.

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