ia and lay it waste with fire.
At the opening of the spring Dercylidas departed398 B.C. from Bithynia and came to Lampsacus. While he was there, Aracus, Naubates, and the ensuing year; also to tell him that the ephors had given them instructions398 B.C. to call together the soldiers and say that while the ephors censured them for , being well pleased that they were going to see the cities enjoying a state of398 B.C. peace and prosperity. So they departed. But Dercylidas, having now found out taking their living thereby. When he learned further that they had a large stock398 B.C. of grain in the city, he invested and besieged them; and in eight months he brarganians came over to him.
Thereupon he went to Olympia and offered sacrifices398 B.C. to Olympian Zeus, and this time no one undertook to prevent him. After his sac rather than unable, to capture it. Now while the country was being ravaged and398 B.C. the Lacedaemonian army was in the neighbourhood of Cyllene, the party of Xenia