28.The Peloponnesians, setting forth betimes in the morning from Teichiussa, put in at Miletus and stayed there one day.The next day they took with them those galleys of Chios which had formerly been chased together with Chalcideus, and meant to have returned to Teichiussa to take aboard such necessaries as they had left ashore.
But as they were going, Tissaphernes came to them with his landmen and persuaded them to set upon Iasus, where Amorges, the king's enemy, then lay.Whereupon they assaulted lasus upon a sudden;and they within not thinking but they had been the fleet of the Athenians, took it.
The greatest praise in this action was given to the Syracusians.Having taken Amorges, the bastard son of Pissuthnes, but a rebel to the king, the Peloponnesians delivered him to Tissaphernes to carry him if he would to the king, as he had order to do.The city they pillaged, wherein, as being a place of ancient riches, the army got a very great quantity of money.
The auxiliary soldiers of Amorges they received, without doing them hurt, into their own army, being for the most part Peloponnesians.The town itself they delivered to Tissaphernes, with all the prisoners, as well free as bond, upon composition with him, at a Daric state by the poll.And so they returned to Miletus.
And from hence they sent Pedaritus, the son of Leon, whom the Lacedaemonians had sent hither to be governor of Chios, to Erythrae, and with him the bands that had aided Amorges by land, and made Philip governor there in Miletus.And so this summer ended.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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