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30. During the same winter there arrived at Samos from Athens thirty-five ships, under the command1 of Charminus, Strombichides, and Euctemon. Whereupon the generals assembled their whole fleet, including the ships engaged at Chios2, their purpose being to make a distribution of their forces by lot. The principal division was to continue watching Miletus, while a second force of ships and soldiers was to be sent to Chios. [2] Accordingly Strombichides, Onomacles, and Euctemon, with thirty ships, besides transports in which they conveyed a portion of the thousand heavy-armed who had joined the army at Miletus3, sailed away to Chios, the duty which the lot assigned to them. The other generals remaining at Samos with seventy-four ships, and having the mastery of the sea, prepared to make a descent upon Miletus.

1 Arrival of reinforcements. Muster at Samos, and redistribution of the Athenian fleet. Thirty-three ships sent to Chios; seventy-four remain at Samos.

2 Cp. 8.24 init.

3 Cp. 8.25 init.

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