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131. The inhabitants of Scione and the Peloponnesian garrison had come out to meet them and1 occupied a steep hill in front of the city. The hill had to be taken by the Athenians before they could effect the circumvallation of the place. [2] So they made a furious attack and dislodged those who were stationed there2; they then encamped, and after raising a trophy, prepared to invest the city. [3] Soon afterwards, while they were engaged in the work, the Peloponnesian auxiliaries who were besieged in the Acropolis of Mendè, forcing their way out by the sea-shore, broke through the watch and came to Scionè by night. Most of them eluded the Athenians who were encamped outside, and got into the town.

1 The Athenians blockade Scionè. The garrison of Mendè force their way into the place.

2 Reading ἐπόντας.

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