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111. In the meantime the Mantineans and the others who were included in the truce went out on1 pretence of gathering herbs and sticks, and stole away one by one, picking up as they went along what they pretended to be looking for. [2] But, as they got farther away from Olpae, they quickened their steps, and then the Ambraciots and others who happened to collect on the instant, when they saw that they were leaving, ran after them at full speed, wanting to get up with them. [3] The Acarnanians at first thought that none of those who were going away were protected by a truce, and pursued the Peloponnesians. Some of the generals tried to keep them back and explained how matters stood; whereupon a soldier, suspecting that there was treachery, hurled a javelin at them. [4] At length the soldiers understood, and let the Mantineans and other Peloponnesians go, but began to kill the Ambraciots. There was great dispute and uncertainty as to who was an Ambraciot and who a Peloponnesian. Of the former they killed about two hundred; the Peloponnesians escaped into the neighboring country of Agraea, and were received by king Salynthius who was their friend.

1 The Peloponnesians steal away from Olpae, and escape to Agraea. The Ambraciots who try to follow them are slain

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