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62. Soon afterwards Dercyllidas arrived at the Hellespont from Miletus; Abydos, and two days1 later Lampsacus, revolted to him and Pharnabazus. Strombichides, having intelligence, hastened thither from Chios with twenty-four Athenian ships, of which some were transports conveying hoplites. [2] Defeating the Lampsacenes who came out against him, he took Lampsacus, which was unfortified, at the first onset. He made plunder of the slaves and property which he found there, and, reinstating the free inhabitants, went on to Abydos. But the people of Abydos would not yield, and though he attempted to take the place by assault, he failed; [3] so he crossed over to Sestos, a city of the Chersonese opposite Abydos, which the Persians had formerly held. There he placed a garrison to keep watch over the entire Hellespont.

1 Dercyllidas arrive at the Hellespont and induces (12) Abydos and (13) Lampsacus to re volt. Strombichides pursues him and recovers Lampsacus, but not Abydos.

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