Meanwhile the Corinthians, with Potidaea in
revolt, and the Athenian ships on the coast of Macedonia, alarmed for the
safety of the place, and thinking its danger theirs, sent volunteers from
Corinth, and mercenaries from the rest of Peloponnese, to the number of
sixteen hundred heavy infantry in all, and four hundred light troops.
Aristeus, son of Adimantus, who was always a steady friend to the
Potidaeans, took command of the expedition, and it was principally for love
of him that most of the men from Corinth volunteered.
They arrived in Thrace forty days after the revolt of Potidaea.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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