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[3] But there were other measures of Lysander upon which all the Greeks looked with pleasure, when, for instance, the Aeginetans, after a long time,1 received back their own city, and when the Melians2 and Scionaeans3 were restored to their homes by him, after the Athenians had been driven out and had delivered back the cities.

And now, when he learned that the people of Athens were in a wretched plight from famine, he sailed into the Piraeus, and reduced the city, which was compelled to make terms on the basis of his commands.

1 They had been expelled by the Athenians in 431 B.C.

2 The island and city of Melos were captured and depopulated by the Athenians in the winter of 416-415 B.C.

3 The city of Scione, on the Chalcidic peninsula, was captured and depopulated by the Athenians in 421 B.C.

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