When Antiochides was archon in Athens
, the Romans elected as consuls Marcus Fabius and
Postumus Aebutius Ulecus.2
In this year, since the Athenians had
fought at the side of the Cercyraeans and been responsible for their victory in the sea-battle,
the Corinthians were incensed at them.
Being eager, therefore,
to retaliate upon the Athenians, they incited the city of Potidaea
, which was one of their own colonies, to revolt from the Athenians. And
in like manner Peridiccas, the king of the Macedonians, who was also at odds with the
Athenians, persuaded the Chalcidians, who had revolted from the Athenians, to abandon their
cities on the sea and unite in forming a single city known as Olynthus
When the Athenians heard of the revolt
of the Potidaeans, they dispatched thirty ships with orders to ravage the territory of the
rebels and to sack their city; and the expedition landed in Macedonia
, as the Athenian people had ordered them to do, and undertook the siege
Thereupon the Corinthians came to the help of the besieged with two thousand soldiers and the
Athenian people also sent two thousand. In the battle which took place on the isthmus near
the Athenians were victorious and slew
over three hundred of the enemy, and the Potidaeans were entirely beleaguered.
And while these events were taking place, the Athenians founded in the
Propontis a city which was given the name of Astacus
the Romans sent colonists to Ardea
and portioned out the land in allotments.