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While the Athenians were busied with these matters, the Lacedaemonians, taking with them the Peloponnesians, pitched camp at the IsthmusOf Corinth. with the intention of invading Attica again; but when great earthquakes took place, they were filled with superstitious fear and returned to their native lands. And so severe in fact were the shocks in many parts of Greece that the sea actually swept away and destroyed some cities lying on the coast, while in Locris the strip of land forming a peninsula was torn through and the island known as AtalanteOpposite Opus in Opuntian Locris. was formed. While these events were taking place, the Lacedaemonians colonized Trachis, as it was called, and renamed it Heracleia,At the head of the Malian Gulf. for the following reasons. The Trachinians had been at war with the neighbouring Oetaeans for many years and had lost the larger number of their citizens. Since the city was deserted, they thou
Chorus Then I saw Boeotia's fleet of fifty sails decked with ensigns; these had Cadmus at the stern holding a golden dragon at the beaks of the vessels, and earth-born Leitus was their admiral. And there were ships from Phocis; and from Locris came the son of Oileus with an equal contingent, leaving famed Thronium's citadel.