6.Cleon, who was now gone from Torone and come about to Amphipolis, making Eion the seat of the war, assaulted the city of Stageirus, a colony of the Andrians, but could not take it;but Galepsus, a colony of the Thasians, he took by assault.
And having sent ambassadors to Perdiccas to will him to come to him with his forces, according to the league, and other ambassadors into Thrace unto Polles, king of the Odomantians, to take up as many mercenary Thracians as he could, he lay still in Eion to expect their coming.
Brasidas upon notice hereof, sat down over against him at Cerdylium.This is a place belonging to the Argilians, standing high and beyond the river, not far from Amphipolis, and from whence he might discern all that was about him.So that Cleon could not but be seen if he should rise with his army to go against Amphipolis, which he expected he would do, and that in contempt of his small number he would go up with the forces he had then present.
Withal he furnished himself with fifteen hundred mercenary Thracians, and took unto him all his Edonians, both horsemen and targetiers.He had also of Myrcinians and Chalcideans a thousand targetiers, besides them in Amphipolis.
But for men of arms, his whole number was at the most two thousand, and of Grecian horsemen three hundred.With fifteen hundred of these came Brasidas and sat down at Cerdylium;the rest stood ready ordered with Clearidas, their captain, within Amphipolis.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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