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79. Thus Brasidas succeeded in running through Thessaly before any measures were taken to1 stop him, and reached Perdiccas and Chalcidicè. [2] He and the revolted tributaries of the Athenians, alarmed at their recent successes, had invited the Peloponnesians. The Chalcidians were expecting that the first efforts of the Athenians would be directed against them: their cities in the neighbourhood also which had not revolted secretly joined in the invitation. [3] Perdiccas was not a declared enemy of Athens, but was afraid that the old differences between himself and the Athenians might revive, and he was especially anxious to subdue Arrhibaeus, king of the Lyncestians.

1 Brasidas reaches Perdiccas.

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