When Archedemides was archon in Athens
, the Romans elected as consuls Aulus Verginius and
and the Seventy-ninth Olympiad was celebrated, that in
which Xenophon of Corinth3
the "stadion." In this year the Thasians revolted from the Athenians because of a quarrel over
; but they were forced to capitulate by the
Athenians and compelled to subject themselves again to their rule.
Similarly also, when the Aeginetans revolted, the Athenians, intending to reduce them
to subjection, undertook the siege of Aegina
; for this
state, being often successful in its engagements at sea, was puffed up with pride and was also
well provided with both money and triremes, and, in a word, was constantly at odds with the
Consequently they sent an army against it and laid
waste its territory, and then, laying siege to Aegina
they bent every effort on taking it by storm. For, speaking generally, the Athenians, now that
they were making great advances in power, no longer treated their allies fairly, as they had
formerly done, but were ruling them harshly and arrogantly.
Consequently most of the allies, unable longer to endure their severity, were discussing
rebellion with each other, and some of them, scorning the authority of the General
acting as independent states.
While these events were taking place, the Athenians, who were now masters of the sea,
dispatched ten thousand colonists to Amphipolis
, recruiting a part of them from their own citizens and a part from the
allies. They portioned out the territory in allotments, and for a time held the upper hand over
the Thracians, but at a later time, as a result of their further advance into Thrace
, all who entered the country of the Thracians were
a people known as the Edones.