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22. The zeal of the Chians did not abate. They had already begun too go out with armies and raise1 revolts independently of the Peloponnesians2, and they wished to draw as many cities as they could into their own danger. During the same summer they sent out a Chian fleet numbering thirteen ships. The expedition was directed first against Lesbos, the Lacedaemonians having originally instructed their officers to proceed from Chios to Lesbos, and thence to the Hellespont3. It was placed under the command of Deiniadas, one of the Perioeci. Meanwhile the infantry of the Peloponnesians and of the neighboring allies, under Evalas, a Spartan, moved along the shore towards Clazomenae and Cymè. [2] The fleet sailed to Lesbos, and first induced Methymna to rebel; there leaving four of their ships, with the remainder they raised a revolt in Mytilene.

1 The Chians send a fleet to Lesbos. A lad army co-operates with them. They induce (8) Mytilene and (9) Methymna to revolt.

2 Cp. 8.19

3 Cp. 8.8 med.

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