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96. He encamped the first night at the temple of Nemean Zeus, where the poet Hesiod is said to1 have been killed by the inhabitants in fulfilment of an oracle which foretold that he should die at Nemea. Early the next morning he proceeded on his march into Aetolia. [2] On the first day he took Potidania, on the second Crocyleium, on the third Teichium. There he stayed and sent back the spoils-to Eupalium in Locris. For he did not intend to attack the Ophioneans yet; when he had subjugated the rest of the country he would return to Naupactus and make a second expedition against them if they continued to resist. [3] The Aetolians were aware of his designs from the very first; and no sooner did he enter their territory than they all collected in great force; even the most distant of the Ophioneans, the Bomieans and Callieans who reach down towards the Malian Gulf, came to the aid of their countrymen.

1 The Actolians collect their forces.

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