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86. While the Athenians were detained in Crete the Peloponnesians at Cyllene, equipped for1 a naval engagement, coasted along to Panormus in Achaia, whither the Peloponnesian army had gone to co-operate with them. [2] Phormio also coasted along to the Molycrian Rhium and anchored outside the gulf with the twenty ships which had fought in the previous engagement. [3] This Rhium was friendly to the Athenians; there is another Rhium on the opposite coast in Peloponnesus; the space between them, which is rather less than a mile, forms the mouth of the Crisaean Gulf. [4] When the Peloponnesians saw that the Athenians had come to anchor, they likewise anchored with seventyseven ships at the Rhium which is in Achaia, not far from Panormus where their land forces were stationed. [5] For six or seven days the two fleets lay opposite one another, and were busy in practising and getting ready for the engagement—the one resolved not to sail into the open sea, fearing a recurrence of their disaster, the other not to sail into the strait, because the confined space was favourable to their enemies. [6] At length Cnemus, Brasidas, and the other Peloponnesian generals determined to bring on an engagement at once, and not wait until the Athenians too received their reinforcements. So they assembled their soldiers and, seeing that they were generally dispirited at their former defeat and reluctant to fight, encouraged them in the following words:—

1 The Peloponnesians and Phormio take up a position opposite to each other, outside the crisaean Gulf

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