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116. Brasidas witnessed the accident and observed that they were abandoning the battlements. He1 at once rushed forward with his army, captured the fort, and put to death all whom he found in it. [2] Thus the Athenians were driven out; and in their ships of war and other vessels crossed over to Pallenè. There happened to be in Lecythus a temple of Athenè; and when Brasidas was about to storm the place he had made a proclamation that he who first mounted the wall should receive thirty minae2; but now, believing that the capture had been effected by some more than human power, he gave the thirty minae to the Goddess for the service of the temple, and then pulling down Lecythus and clearing the ground, he consecrated the whole place. [3] The rest of this winter he spent in settling the administration of the towns which he already held, and in concerting measures against the rest. At the end of the winter ended the eighth year of the war.

1 aids makes the fort of Lecythus and puts to death those who are found in it.

2 About £100.

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