92.When the Athenians saw what was going on their hopes revived, and at a given signal
they1 charged their enemies with a shout.The Lacedaemonians did not long resist, for they had made mistakes and were all in
confusion, but fled to Panormus, whence they had put to sea.
The Athenians pursued them, took six of their ships which were nearest to them, and
recovered their own ships which the Peloponnesians had originally disabled and taken in
tow near the shore.The crews of the captured vessels were either slain or made prisoners.
Timocrates the Lacedaemonian2 was on board the Leucadian ship which went down near the merchant vessel; when
he saw the ship sinking he killed himself; the body was carried into the harbour of
The Athenians then retired and raised a trophy on the place from which they had just
sailed out to their victory.They took up the bodies and wrecks which were floating near their own shore, and gave
back to the enemy, under a flag of truce, those which belonged to them.
The Lacedaemonians also set up a trophy of the victory which they had gained over the
ships destroyed by them near the shore;
the single ship which they took they dedicated on the Achaean Rhium, close to the
trophy.Then, fearing the arrival of the Athenian reinforcements, they sailed away at nightfall
to the Crisaean Gulf and to Corinth, all with the exception of the
And not long after their retreat the twenty Athenian ships from Crete, which ought to
have come to the assistance of Phormio before the battle, arrived at Naupactus.So the summer ended.
The Athenians, taking advantage of the confusion, turn upon the enemy and gain a
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