60.In the end of this winter, the Boeotians took Oropus by treason.It had in it a garrison of Athenians.They that plotted it were certain Eretrians and some of Oropus itself, who were then contriving the revolt of Euboea.For the place being built to keep Eretria in subjection, it was impossible, as long as the Athenians held it, but that it would much annoy both Eretria and the rest of Euboea.
Having Oropus in their hands already, they came to Rhodes to call the Peloponnesians into Euboea.But the Peloponnesians had a greater inclination to relieve Chios now distressed, and putting to sea, departed out of Rhodes with their whole fleet.
When they were come about Triopium, they described the Athenian fleet in the main sea going from Chalce.And neither side assaulting other, they put in, the one fleet at Samos, the other at Miletus;for the Peloponnesians saw they could not pass to relieve Chios without a battle.Thus ended this winter, and the twentieth year of this war written by Thucydides.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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