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133. During the same summer the Thebans dismantled the wall of the Thespians, charging them1 with Athenian tendencies. This was an object which they always had in view, and now they had their opportunity, because the flower of the Thespian army had fallen in the battle of Delium2. [2] During the same summer the temple of Here near Argos was burnt down; Chrysis the priestess had put a light too near the sacred garlands, and had then gone to sleep, so that the whole place took fire and was consumed. [3] In her fear of the people she fled that very night to Phlius; and the Argives, as the law provided, appointed another priestess named Phaeinis. Chrysis had been priestess during eight years of the war and half of the ninth when she became an exile. [4] Towards the close of the summer Scionè was completely invested, and the Athenians, leaving a guard, retired with the rest of their army.

1 Harshness and ingratitude of the Thebans towards the Thespians. Burning of the temple of Here near Argos of Her near Argos. .

2 Cp. 4.96 med.

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