114.Not long afterwards Euboea revolted from Athens.Pericles had just arrived in the island1 with an Athenian army when the news came that Megara had likewise
revolted,2 that the Peloponnesians were on the point of invading Attica, and that the
Megarians had slaughtered the Athenian garrison, of whom a few only had escaped to Nisaea.The Megarians had introduced a force of Corinthians, Sicyonians, and Epidaurians into
the city, and by their help had effected the revolt.Pericles in haste withdrew his army from Euboea.
The Peloponnesians then invaded Attica under the command of Pleistoanax son of
Pausanias, the Lacedaemonian king.They advanced as far as Eleusis and Thria but no further, and after ravaging the
country, returned home.
Thereupon the Athenians under the command of Pericles again crossed over to Euboea and
reduced the whole country;the Hestiaeans they ejected from their homes and appropriated
their territory;the rest of the island they settled by agreement.
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