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101. Meanwhile Mindarus and the Peloponnesian fleet at Chios, having spent two days in provisioning,1 and having received from the Chians three Chian tesseracosts2 for each man, on the third day sailed hastily from Chios, not going through the open sea3, lest they should fall in with the ships blockading Eresus, but making directly for the mainland and keeping Lesbos on the left. [2] They touched at the harbour of the island Carteria, which belongs to Phocaea, and there taking their midday meal, sailed past the Cymaean territory, and supped at Argennusae on the mainland over against Mytilenè. [3] They sailed away some time before dawn, and at Harmatus, which is opposite Methymna on the mainland, they again took their midday meal; they quickly passed by the promontory of Lectum, Larissa, Hamaxitus, and the neighboring towns, and finally arrived at Rhoeteum in the Hellespont before midnight. Some of the ships also put into Sigeum and other places in the neighbourhood.

1 The Peloponnesian fleet, stealing away be-fore dawn from Chios, on the evening of the second day arrives at the Hellespont.

2 A small Chian coin of which the exact value is unknown: if it amounted to l/40 th of the gold state (20 drachmae) it would be worth 3 obols, 4d.

3 Inserting οὐ before πελάγιαι with Haacke, and most editors.

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