22.But he, seeing that they were overcome by the irritation of the moment and inclined to
evil counsels, and confident that he was right in refusing to go out, would not summon an assembly or meeting of any kind, lest, coming together more in
anger than in prudence,1 they might take some false step.He maintained a strict watch over the city, and sought to calm the irritation as far as
Meanwhile he sent out horsemen from time to time to prevent flying parties finding
their way into the fields near the city and doing mischief.A skirmish took place at Phrygia between one of the divisions of the Athenian
horse2 assisted by their Thessalian allies on the one hand, and the Boeotian cavalry on
the other, in which the Athenians and Thessalians were at least a match for their
opponents, until, the Boeotian infantry coming up to support the horse, they were
compelled to fly.The Athenians and Thessalians lost a few men, but recovered their bodies on the same
day without asking for a truce.
On the morrow the Peloponnesians raised a trophy.The forces which the Thessalians brought to the aid of the Athenians, according to the
terms of their old alliance3, consisted of Larissaeans, Pharsalians, Cranonians, Pyrasians, Gyrtonians, and
Pheraeans.The leaders of the Larissaeans were Polymedes and Aristonous, one from each of the two
leading factions of their city; the Pharsalians were commanded by Meno.The forces of the other cities had likewise generals of their own.
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