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1. A Lacedaemonian, was sent in B. C. 412 to conduct to Astyochus (the Spartan admiral on the coast of Asia) a reinforcement of 55 ships from the Peloponnesians and the Sicilian Greeks. This armament by its opportune arrival saved Miletus, which the Athenians were preparing to besiege; and it then assisted Tissaphernes in the reduction of Iasus, and the capture of Amorges. After this it returned to Miletus, where, in the disputes with Tissaphernes about the amount of pay which he was to furnish, Theramenes, as not being admiral, seems to have been far too compliant. A second treaty, however, more stringent than the former, was made with the satrap, after which Theramenes delivered up the fleet to Astyochus, and sailed away in a small vessel; and the language of Thucydides seems to mean that he was drowned on the voyage. (Thuc. 8.26-29, 31, 36, 38, 43 ; Arnold, ad Thuc. 8.38; Thirlwall's Greece, vol. iv. p. 22, note 1.)

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