98.Nevertheless, as long as their archers had arrows and were able to use them (for the Aetolians, by reason they were not armed, were put back still with the shot), they held out.But when upon the death of their captain the archers were dispersed and the rest were also wearied, having a long time continued the said labour of pursuing and retiring, and the Aetolians continually afflicting them with their darts, they were forced at length to fly and, lighting into hollows without issue and into places they were not acquainted withal, were destroyed.For Chromon a Messenian, who was their guide for the ways, was slain.
And the Aetolians, pursuing them still with darts, slew many of them quickly whilst they fled, being swift of foot and without armour.But the most of them missing their way and entering into a wood which had no passage through, the Aetolians set it on fire and burnt it about them.
All kinds of shifts to fly and all kinds of destruction were that day in the army of the Athenians.Such as remained with much ado got to the sea and to Oeneon, a city of Locris, from whence they first set forth.
There died very many of the confederates and a hundred and twenty men of arms of the Athenians;that was their number, and all of them able men;these men of the very best died in this war.Procles also was there slain, one of the generals.
When they had received the bodies of their dead from the Aetolians under truce and were gotten again to Naupactus, they returned with the fleet to Athens.But they left Demosthenes about Naupactus and those parts because he was afraid of the Athenian people for the loss that had happened.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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