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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; [2] for the Acarnanians had desired them to send out a son or relation of Phormio to be their leader. [3] 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. [4] 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 Peloponnesian guards. [5] The Athenians then put to sea, and received their dead from the Leucadians under a flag of truce.

1 Asopius with thirty Athenian ships ravages the Laconian coast and, dismissing eighteen, sails to Oeniadae, which he is unable to capture.

2 He is killed in a descent upon Leucas.

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    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.13
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 3, 3.16
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.2
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), LEUCAS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), OENI´ADAE
    • Smith's Bio, Aso'pius
    • Smith's Bio, Pho'rmion
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