31.Demosthenes, going from Corcyra after his fortifying in Laconia, found a ship lying in Pheia of Elis, and in her certain men of arms of Corinth, ready to go into Sicily.The ship he sunk;but the men escaped, and afterwards, getting another ship, went on in their voyage.
After this, Demosthenes, being about Zacynthus and Cephallenia, took aboard their men of arms and sent to Naupactus for the Messenians.From thence he crossed over to the continent of Acarnania, to Alyzea and Anactorium, which belonged to the Athenians.
Whilst he was in these parts, he met with Eurymedon out of Sicily, that had been sent in winter unto the army with commodities, who told him amongst other things how he had heard by the way after he was at sea that the Syracusians had won Plemmyrium.
Conon also, the captain of Naupactus, came to them and related that the twenty-five galleys of Corinth that lay before Naupactus would not give over war and yet delayed to fight, and therefore desired to have some galleys sent him, as being unable with his eighteen to give battle to twenty-five of the enemy.
Whereupon Demosthenes and Eurymedon sent ten galleys more to those at Naupactus, the nimblest of the whole fleet, by Conon himself, and went themselves about furnishing of what belonged to the army.Of whom Eurymedon went to Corcyra, and having appointed them there to man fifteen galleys, levied men of arms;for now giving over his course to Athens, he joined with Demosthenes, as having been elected with him in the charge of general;and Demosthenes took up slingers and darters in the parts about Acarnania.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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