The same winter the Megarians took and razed
to the foundations the long walls which had been occupied by the Athenians; and Brasidas after the capture of Amphipolis marched with his allies
a promontory running out from the king's dike with an inward curve, and
ending in Athos, a lofty mountain looking towards the Aegean sea.
In it are various towns, Sane, an Andrian colony, close to the canal, and
facing the sea in the direction of Euboea; the others being Thyssus, Cleone, Acrothoi, Olophyxus,
and Dium, inhabited by mixed barbarian races speaking the two languages.There is also a small Chalcidian element; but the greater number are Tyrrheno-Pelasgians once settled in Lemnos and
Athens, and Bisaltians, Crestonians, and Edonians; the towns being all small ones.
Most of these came over to Brasidas; but Sane and Dium held out and saw their land ravaged by him and his army.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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