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For Eurybates, his exploits and death, cf. vi. 92 n., and for the Pentathlon ix. 33. 2 n.

Leagrus belonged to a good family. His son Glaucus commanded the reinforcements sent to Corcyra 433 B. C. (Thuc. i. 51; Hicks 53), and had been general in 440 B. C. (Busolt, iii. 199 n.), and his granddaughter was wife of Callias δᾳδοῦχος (Andoc. Myst. 117).

Δάτῳ. Δάτος or Δάτον was apparently a name given originally to the whole district east of Mount Pangaeum and west of the Nestus, from the mountains north of Philippi to the sea. It was fertile, well timbered, and rich in gold mines (Strabo 331, fr. 34, 36). The name is so used here and in Isocrates, de Pace 86. The people are called Δατήνοι (Harpocration). The town Δάτον was not founded by the Thasians till about 360 B. C. (Diodorus xvi. 3. 7; Ps.-Scylax 68), probably on the site of the older mining settlement Crenides, called afterwards Philippi (Appian, B. C. iv. 105; Ephorus and Philochorus ap. Harpocr., cf. Busolt, iii. 197, n. 5 and Pauly-Wissowa), though Kiepert and others place it on the coast near Neapolis; cf. Strabo l. c.; Plin. iv. 42. Thucydides twice tells us (i. 100; iv. 102) that the Athenian colonists were destroyed at Drabescus (cf. Diod. xi. 70<//bibl>, xii. 60; Paus. i. 29. 4), probably the modern Drama, ten miles north-west of Philippi at the end of the plain (Busolt, iii. 203 n.). The disaster is dated by Thucydides thirty-two years after the death of Aristagoras (498-497 B. C.) and twenty-nine before the foundation of Amphipolis (cf. Diodorus xii. 32), i. e. 465 B. C. The attempted settlement is connected with Cimon's expedition against Thasos, which had revolted owing to disputes with Athens about its mines and possessions on the opposite coast (Thuc. i. 100, 101); cf. Busolt, iii. 198 f.

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