About the same time Alcibiades sailed back with his thirteen ships1
from Caunus and Phaselis2
to samons, announcing that he had prevented the Phoenician fleet from coming to the assistance of the enemy, and that he had made Tissaphernes a greater friend of the Athenians than ever. He then manned nine additional ships, and exacted large sums of money from the Halicarnassians.
He also fortified Cos3
, where he left a governor, and towards the autumn returned to Samos.
When Tissaphernes heard that the Peloponnesian fleet had sailed from Miletus to the Hellespont,4
he broke up his camp at Aspendus and marched away towards Ionia.
Now after the arrival of the Peloponnesians at the Hellespont, the Antandrians, who are Aeolians, had procured from them at Abydos a force of infantry, which they led through Mount Ida and introduced into their city.
They were oppressed by Arsaces the Persian, a lieutenant of Tissaphernes. This Arsaces, when the Athenians, wishing to purify Delos, expelled the inhabitants and they settled in Adramyttium5
, professing to have a quarrel which he did not wish to declare openly, asked their best soldiers to form an army for him. He then led them out of the town as friends and allies, and, taking advantage of their midday meal, surrounded them with his own troops, and shot them down.
This deed alarmed the Antandrians, who thought that they might meet-with some similar violence at his hands; and as he was imposing upon them burdens which were too heavy for them, they expelled his garrison from their citadel.