23.When the Peloponnesians found that the Athenians did not come out to meet them, they
moved1 their army from Acharnae, and ravaged some of the townships which lie between
Mount Parnes and Mount Brilessus.
While they were still in the country, the Athenians sent the fleet of a hundred ships
which they had been equipping on an expedition round the Peloponnese.These ships carried on board a thousand hoplites and four hundred archers; they were
under the command of Carcinus the son of Xenotimus, Proteas the son of
Epicles, and Socrates the son of Antigenes.
After the departure of the fleet the Peloponnesians remained in Attica as long as their
provisions lasted, and then, taking a new route, retired through Boeotia.In passing by Oropus they wasted the country called Peiraïkè2, inhabited by the Oropians, who are subjects of the Athenians.On their return to Peloponnesus the troops dispersed to their several cities.
The Athenians send one hundred ships to cruise round Peloponnesus. The enemy
retire from Attica.
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