7.Such was the course of the war in Lesbos.In the same summer, and about the same time, the Athenians sent thirty
ships to Peloponnesus; they were placed under the command of Asopius, the son1 of Phormio;
for the Acarnanians had desired them to send out a son or relation of Phormio to be
The ships in passing ravaged the coast of Laconia, and then Asopius sent most of them
home, but kept twelve, with which he sailed to Naupactus.Next he made a general levy of the Acarnanians and led his forces against Oeniadae, his
ships sailing up the river Achelous, while his army ravaged the country by land.
As the inhabitants refused to yield, he disbanded his land-forces, but himself sailed
to Leucas and made a descent upon Nericus, where he and part of his army2 in returning to their ships were slain by the inhabitants, assisted by a few
The Athenians then put to sea, and received their dead from the Leucadians under a flag
Asopius with thirty Athenian ships ravages the Laconian coast and, dismissing
eighteen, sails to Oeniadae, which he is unable to capture.
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