95.About the same time, at the beginning of winter, Sitalces the Odrysian, the son of
Teres, king of1 Thrace, made war upon Perdiccas, the son of Alexander, king of Macedon, and upon
the Thracian Chalcidians.There were two promises, of which he wished to perform one, and exact fulfilment of the
The promise of which he claimed fulfilment had been made to him by Perdiccas, when,
being hard pressed at the beginning of the war, he wanted Sitalces to
reconcile him to the Athenians2, and not to restore and place on the throne his brother Philip, who
was his enemy; but Perdiccas did not keep his word.The other was a promise which Sitalces had himself made to the Athenians when he
entered into alliance with them, that he would put an end to their war with the
For these two reasons he invaded the country, taking with him Amyntas the son of
Philip, whom he intended to make king of Macedon, and also certain Athenian envoys who
had just come to remind him of his engagement, and an Athenian commander Hagnon.For the Athenians on their part were bound to assist him against the Chalcidians with
ships and with as large an army as they could provide.
Sitalces king of Thrace, in alliances with Athens attacks Perdiccas and the
2 The reconciliation had been effected
through the instrumentality of Nymphodorus; 2.29.
Thucydides translated into English; with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and indices. Volume 1. Thucydides. Benjamin Jowett. translator. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1881.
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