3.And Pasitelidas, a Lacedaemonian, captain of the town, with the garrison there present came to the defence and fought with the Athenians that assaulted it.But being oppressed, and the galleys which were before sent about being by this time come into the haven, Pasitelidas was afraid lest those galleys should take the town, unfurnished of defendants, before he could get back, and that the Athenians on the other side should win the wall and he be intercepted between them both;
and thereupon abandoned the wall and ran back into the city.But the Athenians that were in the galleys, having taken the town before he came, and the land-army following in after him without resistance and entering the city by the breach of the old wall, slew some of the Peloponnesians and Toronaeans on the place;
and some others, amongst whom was the captain Pasitelidas, they took alive.
Brasidas was now coming with aid towards Torone, but, advertised by the way that it was already lost, went back again, being about forty furlongs short of preventing it.Cleon and the Athenians erected two trophies, one at the haven, another at the wall.The women and children of the Toronaeans they made slaves;but the men of Torone and the Peloponnesians and such Chalcideans as were amongst them, in all about seven hundred, they sent away prisoners to Athens.The Peloponnesians were afterwards at the making of the peace dismissed;the rest were redeemed by the Olynthians by exchange of man for man.
About the same time the Boeotians took Panactum, a fort of the Athenians standing in their confines, by treason.
Cleon, after he had settled the garrison in Torone, went thence by sea about the mountain Athos [to make war] against Amphipolis.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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