Demosthenes and Eurymedon, when the Thurians had been prevailed upon to help them, and1
had furnished seven hundred hoplites and three hundred javelin-men, comhanded the ships to sail towards the territory of Crotona, and themselves, after holding a review of all their infantry at the river Sybaris, led them through the territory of Thurii.
On their arrival at the river Hylias the people of Crotona sent to them, and said that they could not allow the army to march through their country. So they directed their march down to the sea and passed the night at the mouth of the river, where they were met by their ships. On the following day they re-embarked the army and coasted along, touching at the cities which they passed, with the exception of Locri2
, until they came to the promontory of Petra near Rhegium.