7.About the same time of the same summer, the Athenians sent likewise thirty galleys into Peloponnesus under the conduct of Asopius the son of Phormio.For the Acarnanians had desired them to send some son or kinsman of Phormio for general into those parts.
These, as they sailed by, wasted the maritime country of Laconia;
and then sending back the greatest part of his fleet to Athens, Asopius himself with twelve galleys went on to Naupactus.And afterwards, having raised the whole power of Acarnania, he made war upon the Oeniades and both entered with his galleys into the river of Achelöus and with his land forces wasted the territory.
But when the Oeniades would not yield, he disbanded his land forces and sailed with his galleys to Leucas and landed his soldiers on the territory of Neritum, but in going off was by those of the country that came out to defend it and by some few of the garrison soldiers there both himself and part of his company slain.
And having upon truce received from the Leucadians their dead bodies, they went their ways.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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