Treachery of the Cydonians
The people of Cydon at this time committed a shocking act of indisputable treachery. Though
Crete. The Cydonians attack and take Apollonia near Cnossus.
many such have occurred in Crete, yet this
appeared to go beyond them all. For though
they were bound to Apollonia, not only by the ties
of friendship, but by those of common institutions
also, and in fact by everything which mankind regard as sacred,
and though these obligations were confirmed by a sworn treaty
engraved and preserved in the temple of Idaean Zeus, yet they
treacherously seized Apollonia, put the men to the sword,
plundered the property, and divided among themselves the
women, children, city, and territory. . . .