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After the Athenian disaster in Sicily,1 the Chians, Lesbians, and Cyzicenes sent embassies at the same time to Sparta, to discuss a revolt from Athens. But though the Boeotians supported the appeal of the Lesbians, and Pharnabazus that of the Cyzicenes, the Spartans, under the persuasion of Alcibiades, elected to help the Chians first of all. Alcibiades actually set sail in person and brought almost all Ionia to revolt, and, in constant association with the Lacedaemonian generals, wrought injury to the Athenians.

1 With these words the two years which had elapsed since the flight of Alcibiades (Plut. Alc. 22) are passed over, so far as the Sicilian expedition is concerned. They are covered by the narrative of Plut. Nic. 15 foll.

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