At the conclusion
of the year, in Athens Eubulides was archon and in Rome the consular magistracy was
administered by six military tribunes, Lucius Sergius, Aulus Postumius, Publius Cornelius, and
At this time Conon, who held the command of the King's fleet,
put in at the Peiraeus with eighty triremes and promised the citizens to rebuild the
fortifications of the city; for the walls of the Peiraeus and the long walls had been destroyed
in accordance with the terms the Athenians had concluded with the Lacedaemonians when they were
reduced in the Peloponnesian War.
Accordingly Conon hired a
multitude of skilled workers, and putting at their service the general run of his crews, he
speedily rebuilt the larger part of the wall. For the Thebans too sent five hundred skilled
workers and masons, and some other cities also gave assistance.
But Tiribazus, who commanded the land forces in Asia, was envious of Conon's successes,3
and on the plea that Conon was using the King's
armaments to win the cities for the Athenians, he lured him to Sardis, where he arrested him,
threw him in chains, and remanded him to custody.