previous next

πολιορκέοντας governs ἑωυτούς and agrees with πεζόν (collective); cf. vii. 40. 1, 196, and especially Thuc. vi. 61στρατιὰ Λακεδαιμονίων . . . πρὸς Βοιωτούς τι πράσσοντες” (Stein).

Hyampolis (on which cf. Frazer, Paus. v. 442-5) was founded by the pre-Hellenic Hyantes when expelled from Boeotia (Strabo 401, 424). It lay near Abae on the road leading from Thessaly through Opuntian Locris to the valley of the Cephisus near Parapotamii. The festival Elaphebolia there celebrated to Artemis was believed to commemorate the victory here described. With the Phocian device we may compare the pits dug by Bruce at Bannockburn to keep off the English horse.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (1 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (1):
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.61
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: