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115. About the same time the Argives made an inroad into Phliasia, and lost nearly eighty men, who were caught in an ambuscade by the Phliasians and the Argive exiles. The Athenian garrison in Pylos took much spoil from the Lacedaemonians; [2] nevertheless the1 latter did not renounce the peace and go to war, but only notified by a proclamation that if any one of their own people had a mind to make reprisals on the Athenians he might. [3] The Corinthians next declared war upon the Athenians on some private grounds, but the rest of the Peloponnesians did not join them. [4] The Melians took that part of the Athenian wall which looked towards the agora by a night assault, killed a few men, and brought in as much corn and other necessaries as they could; they then retreated and remained inactive. After this the Athenians set a better watch. So the summer ended.

1 Inroad of Argives into Phliasia. Athenians at Pylos. Quarrel between Athens and between Athens and Corinth. Check of Athenians before Melos.

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