their having been the chief agents in bringing the war upon them.
Besides, Aegina lies so near Peloponnese, that it seemed safer to send
colonists of their own to hold it, and shortly afterwards the settlers were
The banished Aeginetans found an asylum in Thyrea, which was given to them
by Lacedaemon, not only on account of her quarrel with Athens, but also
because the Aeginetans had laid her under obligations at the time of the
earthquake and the revolt of the Helots.
The territory of Thyrea is on the frontier of Argolis and Laconia, reaching
down to the sea.
Those of the Aeginetans who did not settle here were scattered over the
rest of Hellas.