56.Whilst they were yet in the plain and before they entered into the maritime country, he furnished a hundred galleys to go about Peloponnesus and, as soon as they were ready, put to sea.
In these galleys he had four thousand men of arms, and in vessels then purposely first made to carry horses, three hundred horsemen.
The Chians and Lesbians joined likewise with him with fifty galleys.This fleet of the Athenians, when it set forth, left the Peloponnesians still in Paralia;
and coming before Epidaurus, a city of Peloponnesus, they wasted much of the country thereabout and assaulting the city had a hope to take it, though it succeeded not.
Leaving Epidaurus, they wasted the territories about of Troezene, Halias, and Hermione, places all on the seacoast of Peloponnesus.
Putting off from hence, they came to Prasiae, a small maritime city of Laconia, and both wasted the territory about it and took and razed the town itself.And having done this, came home and found the Peloponnesians not now in Attica but gone back.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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