While the circumvallation of Scionè was proceeding, Perdiccas, who, after what had oc.1
curred in the retreat from Lyncus, hated Brasidas, sent heralds to the Athenian generals, and came to an understanding with them,2
which without loss of time he took measures to carry out .
It so happened that Ischagoras the Lacedaemonian Was then on the eve of marching with an army to reinforce Brasidas. Perdiccas was told by Nicias that, having now made friends with the Athenians, he should give them some evidence of his sincerity. He himself too no longer wished the Peloponnesians to find their way into his country. And so by his influence over the Thessalian chiefs, with whom he was always on good terms, he put a stop to the whole expedition; indeed, the Lacedaemonians did not even attempt to obtain the consent of the Thessalians.
Nevertheless, Ischagoras, Ameinias, and Aristeus, who had been sent by the Lacedaemonian government to report on the state of affairs, found their way to Brasidas. They brought with them, though contrary to law, certain young Spartans, intending to make them governors of the cities, instead of leaving the care of them to chance persons. Accordingly Brasidas appointed Clearidas the son of Cleonymus governor of Amphipolis, and Pasitelidas3
the son of Hegesander governor of Toronè.