Antigonus Doson Appointed Generalissimo
On his part, Antigonus advanced without any casualty
Antigonus receives the Acrocorinthus.
into the Peloponnese
, and took over the
Acrocorinthus; and, without wasting time there,
pushed on in his enterprise and entered Argos
He only stayed there long enough to compliment the Argives
on their conduct, and to provide for the security of the
city; and then immediately starting again directed his
march towards Arcadia
; and after ejecting. the garrisons
from the posts which had been fortified by Cleomenes in the
territories of Aegys and Belmina, and, putting those strongholds in the hands of the people of Megalopolis
, he went
to Aegium to attend the meeting of the Achaean league.
There he made a statement of his own proceedings, and consulted with the meeting as to the measures to be taken in the
future. He was appointed commander-in-chief of the allied
army, and went into winter quarters at Sicyon
At the approach of spring he broke up his camp and got
B. C. 223. Recovery of Tegea.
on the march. On the third day he arrived at
, and being joined there by the Achaean
forces, he proceeded to regularly invest the city.
But the vigour displayed by the Macedonians in conducting
the siege, and especially in the digging of mines, soon reduced
the Tegeans to despair, and they accordingly surrendered.
After taking the proper measures for securing the town,
Antigonus proceeded to extend his expedition.
marched with all speed into Laconia
; and having
found Cleomenes in position on the frontier, he
was trying to bring him to an engagement, and
was harassing him with skirmishing attacks, when news was
brought to him by his scouts that the garrison
had started to join Cleomenes.
He at once broke up his camp, hurried thither,
and carried the town by assault. Having done that, he next
and began to besiege it.
This town also being soon terrified into surrender by the Macedonians, he started again along the road to
and Telphusa. These towns, too, being
secured by the voluntary surrender of their inhabitants, as the winter was by this time approaching, he went again to Aegium to attend the meeting of
the league. His Macedonian soldiers he sent away to winter
at home, while he himself remained to confer with the
Achaeans on the existing state of affairs.