105.During the same winter the Ambraciots, in fulfilment of the promise by which they
had1 induced Eurylochus and his army to remains2, made an expedition against the Amphilochian Argos with three thousand hoplites.They invaded the Argive territory and seized Olpae, a strong fort on a hill by the
sea-side, which in former days the Acarnanians had fortified and used as a common hall
of justice.The place is about three miles from Argos, which is also on the sea-shore.
One division of the Acarnanians came to the aid of Argos, while another encamped at a
spot called the Wells, where they could lie in wait for Eurylochus and the
Peloponnesians, and prevent them from joining the Ambraciots unobserved.
They also despatched a messenger to Demosthenes, who had led the Athenian expedition
into Aetolia, asking him to be their commander, and sent for twenty Athenian ships which
were just then cruising about the Peloponnese under the command of Aristoteles the son
of Timocrates, and Hierophon the son of Antimnestus.
The Ambraciots sent a messenger from Olpae to their own citizens, bidding them come and
help them with their entire force; for they were afraid that Eurylochus and his
followers might not be able to make their way through the Acarnanians, and then they
would have either to fight alone, or to attempt a hazardous retreat.
Eurylochus and the Ambraciots combine their forces against the Amphilochian
Argos, which the Amphilochians, Acarnanians, and Athenians unite to protect. The
Ambraciots seize Olpae, and send for reinforcement
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