90.The same summer divers others, as they had several occasions, made war in Sicily;so also did the Sicilians amongst themselves and the Athenians with their confederates.But I will make mention only of such most memorable things as were done either by the confederates there with the Athenians or against the Athenians by the enemy.
Charoeades the Athenian general being slain by the Syracusians, Laches, who was now sole commander of the fleet, together with the confederates made war on Mylae, a town belonging to Messana.There were in Mylae two companies of Messanians in garrison, the which also laid a certain ambush for those that came up from the fleet.
But the Athenians and their confederates both put to flight those that were in ambush with the slaughter of the most of them and also, assaulting their fortification, forced them on composition both to render the citadel and to go along with them against Messana.
After this, upon the approach of the Athenians and their confederates, the Messanians compounded likewise and gave them hostages and such other security as was requisite.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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