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16. Meanwhile Strombichides with his eight ships arrived at Samos, and thence, taking with him1 an additional Samian vessel, sailed to Teos and warned the inhabitants against revolt. But Chalcideus with twentythree ships was on his way from Chios to Teos, intending to attack it; he was assisted by the land-forces of Clazomenae and Erythrae, which followed his movements on the shore. [2] Strombichides saw him in time, and put out to sea before he arrived. When fairly away from land he observed the superior numbers of the fleet coming from Chios, and fled towards Samos, pursued by the enemy. [3] The land-forces were not at first received by the Teians, but after the flight of the Athenians they admitted them. The troops waited a little for the return of Chalcideus from the pursuit, but as he did not come they proceeded without him to demolish the fort which the Athenians had built for the protection of Teos on the land side. A few barbarians under the command of Stages, a lieutenant of Tissaphernes, came and joined in the work of demolition.

1 Strombichides at Teos. He narrowly escapes Chalcideus and Alcibiades, by whom he is chased into samos. (4) Teos revolts.

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