10.In the meantime the Isthmian games were celebrating, and the Athenians (for they had word sent them of it) came and saw;and the business of the Chians grew more apparent.After they went thence, they took order presently that the fleet might not pass from Cenchreiae undiscovered.
And after the holidays were over, the Corinthians put to sea for Chios under the conduct of Alcamenes.And the Athenians at first with equal number came up to them and endeavoured to draw them out into the main sea;but seeing the Peloponnesians followed not far, but turned another way, the Athenians went also from them.For the seven galleys of Chios, which were part of this number, they durst not trust.
But afterwards having manned thirty-seven others, they gave chase to the enemy by the shore and drave them into Peiraeus in the territory of Corinth (this Peiraeus is a desert haven, and the utmost upon the confines of Epidauria).One galley that was far from land the Peloponnesians lost;
the rest they brought together into the haven.But the Athenians charging them by sea with their galleys, and withal setting their men a-land, mightily troubled and disordered them, brake their galleys upon the shore, and slew Alcamenes, their commander.And some they lost of their own.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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