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[11] When he had done this, he crossed back again to Asia.

As he was now inspecting the cities of Asia, he saw that in general they were in good condition, but found that exiles from Chios held possession of Atarneus, a strong place, and from this as a base were pillaging Ionia and making their living thereby. When he learned further that they had a large stock1 of grain in the city, he invested and besieged them; and in eight months he brought them to terms, appointed Dracon of Pellene to have charge of the city, and after storing in the place all kinds of supplies in abundance, so that he might have it as a halting-place whenever he came there, departed to Ephesus, which is distant from Sardis a three days' journey.

1 398 B.C.

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    • W. W. How, J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus, 1.160
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    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), ATARNEUS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), E´PHESUS
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