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[4] For all these things Nicias was free from blame, while as general he captured Cythera,1 an island favorably situated for the command of Laconia and inhabited by Lacedaemonians; he captured also many places in Thrace2 which had revolted, and brought them back to their allegiance; having shut up the Megarians in their city he straightway seized the island of Minoa,3 and shortly after, from this base of operations, got possession of Nisaea;4 he also made a descent upon the territory of Corinth,5 defeated the Corinthians in battle and slew many of them, including Lycophron their general.

1 In 424 B.C. (;Thuc. 4.53-55).

2 In 423 B.C. (;Thuc. 4.129-133).

3 In 427 B.C. (;Thuc 3.51).

4 This, on the contrary, was the exploit of Demosthenes in 424 B.C. (;Thuc. 4.66-69).

5 In 425 B.C. (;Thuc. 4.42.1, and Thuc. 4.44).

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