Next day the enemy's guard, in more regular and orderly condition, pitched their camp five hundred paces farther from the city, and the Achaeans marched out at nearly the same time as before, and to the same place.
During many hours, both parties intently awaited the assault, as if it were about to take place immediately. When it was not far from sun-set, the usual time of their returning to the main camp, the king's troops, forming in close order, began to retire in a body, arranged for a march rather than for a battle.
Diophanes did not stir until they were out of sight; and then he rushed on their rear-guard with the same vehemence as before, and again excited such dismay and confusion, that, though the hindmost were put to the sword, not one of them halted to fight; they were driven into their camp in confusion, and scarcely observing any order in their march.
These daring exertions of the Achaeans obliged Seleucus to decamp, and quit the territory of Pergamus. Antiochus, having learned that the Romans and Eumenes were come to protect Adramyttium, made no attempt on that city, but ravaged the country adjoining.
He afterwards reduced Peraea, a colony of Mityleneans; Cotton, Corylenus, Aphrodisias, and Crene, were all taken at the first assault. He then returned through Thyatira to Sardis. Seleucus, remaining on the sea-coast, was a terror to one party, a protection to the other.
The Roman fleet, with Eumenes and the Rhodians, retired, first to Mitylene, and then to Elaea, whence they had set out.
On their way to Phocaea, they put in at an island called Bachius; it is near the city of Phocaea; and when they had plundered the temples and statues, which they had before spared, (for the island was surpassingly adorned with them,) they then passed over to the city.
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quarters among themselves, assaulted it, and saw that it could not be taken by arms and scaling-ladders, without regular works;
after that a reinforcement of three thousand soldiers, sent by Antiochus, had got into the city, they immediately broke up the siege, and the fleet retired to the island, without having effected any thing more than the devastation of the enemy's country in the neighbourhood.