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77. Hippocrates himself with a force from the city was ready to march into Boeotia when the1 moment came. He had sent Demosthenes beforehand with the forty ships to Naupactus, intending him to collect an army of Acarnanians and other allies of the Athenians in that region and sail against Siphae, which was to be betrayed to them. These operations were to be carried out simultaneously on the day appointed. [2] Demosthenes on his arrival found that the confederate Acarnanians had already compelled2 Oeniadae to enter the Athenian alliance. He then himself raised all the forces of the allies in those parts and proceeded first to make war upon Salynthius and the Agraeans3. Having subdued them, he took the necessary steps for keeping his appointment at Siphae.

1 Demosthenes with a fleet from Naupactus and Hippocrates with an army from Athens agree to invade Boeotia on a fixed day.

2 Oeniadae forced into the Athenian alliance.

3 Cp. 3.111 fin.

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