30.After the sea-fight the Corcyraeans raised a trophy on Leucimnè, a
promontory of Corcyra,1 and put to death all their prisoners with the exception of the Corinthians, whom
they kept in chains.
The defeated Corinthians and their allies then returned home, and the Corcyraeans (who
were now masters of the Ionian sea),sailing to Leucas, a Corinthian colony, devastated the country.They also burnt Cyllene, where the Eleans had their docks, because they had supplied
the Corinthians with money and ships.
And, during the greater part of the summer after the battle, they retained the command
of the sea and sailed about plundering the allies of the Corinthians. But, before the
season was over, the Corinthians, perceiving that their allies were suffering, sent out
a fleet and took up a position at2 Actium and near the promontory of Cheimerium in Thesprotia, that they might
protect Leucas and other friendly places.
The Corcyraeans with their fleet and army stationed themselves on the opposite coast at
Leucimnè.Neither party attacked the other, but during the remainder of the summer they
maintained their respective stations, and at the approach of winter returned home.
The Corcyraeans, having command of the sea, plunder the allies of Corinth.
At length the Corinthians form a camp to protect them.
Thucydides translated into English; with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and indices. Volume 1. Thucydides. Benjamin Jowett. translator. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1881.
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