previous next
35. Demosthenes and Eurymedon, when the Thurians had been prevailed upon to help them, and1 had furnished seven hundred hoplites and three hundred javelin-men, comhanded the ships to sail towards the territory of Crotona, and themselves, after holding a review of all their infantry at the river Sybaris, led them through the territory of Thurii. [2] On their arrival at the river Hylias the people of Crotona sent to them, and said that they could not allow the army to march through their country. So they directed their march down to the sea and passed the night at the mouth of the river, where they were met by their ships. On the following day they re-embarked the army and coasted along, touching at the cities which they passed, with the exception of Locri2, until they came to the promontory of Petra near Rhegium.

1 The Thurians join the Athenians. The Athenian fleet and army pass along the Italian coasts to Rhegium.

2 Cp. 6.44 med.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Notes (E.C. Marchant)
load focus Notes (Charles F. Smith)
load focus English (1910)
load focus English (Thomas Hobbes, 1843)
load focus Greek (1942)
hide References (16 total)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: