In the same winter the Megarians recovered their Long Walls which had been in the hands of1
and razed them to the ground.
After the taking of Amphipolis, Brasidas and his allies marched to the so-called Actè, or coastland,3
which runs out from the canal made by the Persian King and extend into the peninsula;
it ends in Athos, a high mountain projecting into the Aegean sea4
There are cities in the peninsula, of which one is Sanè, an Andrian colony on the edge of the canal looking towards the sea in the direction of Euboea; the others are Thyssus, Cleonae, Acrothoi, Olophyxus, and Dium;
their inhabitants are a mixed multitude of barbarians, speaking Greek as well as their native tongue. A few indeed are Chalcidian; but the greater part are Pelasgians (sprung from the Tyrrhenians who once inhabited Lemnos and Athens), or Bisaltians, Crestonians, Edonians.
They all dwell in small cities. Most of them joined Brasidas, but Sane and Dium held out; whereupon he remained there for a time and wasted their territory.