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32. While Astyochus was there, envoys came to him from Lesbos; the Lesbians were once more1 eager to revolt, and he was willing to assist them; but the Corinthians and> the other allies were disheartened by the previous failure. So he put to sea and sailed back to Chios. His ships were scattered by a storm, and reached Chios from various places. [2] Soon afterwards Pedaritus and his army2 having come by land from Miletus to Erythrae, where he crossed the channel, arrived in Chios. On his arrival he found at his disposal the sailors whom Chalcideus had taken from his five ships3 and left in Chios fully armed, to the number of five hundred. [3] Some of the Lesbians renewing their proposal to revolt, Astyochus suggested to Pedaritus and the Chians that they should go with the fleet to Lesbos and raise the country; they would thus increase the number of their allies, and, even if the attempt did not wholly succeed, they would injure the Athenians. But they would not listen, and Pedaritus refused to let him have the Chian ships.

1 The Lesbians are again desirous to revolt. Astyochus is willing to assist but willing to assist, but Pedaritus, the new governor of Chios, and the Chians, refuse to join.

2 Cp. 8.28 fin.

3 Cp. 8.17 init.

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