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asion, which was claimed by the Arcadians. The Eleans, however, claimed the right to hold Epeum, the town between Heraea and Macistus; for they said that they had bought the whole territory for thirty talents from the people to whom the town at that time belonged, and had paid the money. But the Lacedaemonians, deciding that it was no more just to get property from the weaker by a forced purchase than by a forcible seizure, compelled them to leave this town also independent; they did not, however, dispossess them of the presidency of the shrine of Olympian Zeus, even though it did not belong to the Eleans in ancient times, for they thought that the rival claimantsThe Pisatans, who had had charge of the Olympic shrine and games up to 580 B.C. were country people and not competent to hold the presidency. When these things had been agreed upon, a peace and an alliance were concluded between the Eleans and the Lacedaemonians. And so the war between the Lacedaemonians and the Eleans ended.
h is distant from Sardis a three days' journey. Up to this time Tissaphernes and Dercylidas, and397 B.C. the Greeks of this region and the barbarians, continued at peace with one another. Now, howeveris. Now when Tissaphernes heard his words, he said: “First, then, cross over with me into Caria,397 B.C. and then we will consult about these matters.” But when they were there, they decided to statiolain of the Maeander) and ran away, while all those who did stand showed clearly that they would397 B.C. not stand very long. On the other side Pharnabazus, it was reported, was urging an engagement. nter the country of the Eleans was plundered by Lysippus and the men with him. But in the course397 B.C. of the following summer Thrasydaeus sent to Lacedaemon and agreed to tear down the walls of Phea and Cyllene, to leave the Triphylian towns of Phrixa397 B.C. and Epitalium independent, likewise the Letrinians, Amphidolians, and Marganians, and besides these the Acrorians and the town of Lasion,
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
might avoid being a burden to his allies, as Thibron had been, by wintering in a friendly country, and how, on the other399 B.C. hand, Pharnabazus might not, despising the Lacedaemonian army because of his superiority in cavalry, harm the Greek citi at the Greeks. And the latter, wounded and slain one after another, and unable to do the enemy any harm because of being399 B.C. shut up in the palisade, which was about the height of a man, finally broke through their own fortification and charged d be reported by Dercylidas to Lacedaemon, and by Tissaphernes to the King. While these things were being done in Asia by399 B.C. Dercylidas, the Lacedaemonians at the same time were engaged in war at home, against the Eleans. They had long been angris, at the head of the army, made his entrance into the territory of Elis through Achaea, along the Larisus. Now when the399 B.C. army had but just arrived in the enemy's country and the land was being laid waste, an earthquake took place. Then Agis,