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History of The Peloponnesian War - Book VIII   


he had to do with, did Phrynichus show himself a man of sense. In this
way that very evening the Athenians broke up from before Miletus,
leaving their victory unfinished, and the Argives, mortified at
their disaster, promptly sailed off home from Samos.
As soon as it was morning the Peloponnesians weighed from Teichiussa
and put into Miletus after the departure of the Athenians; they stayed
one day, and on the next took with them the Chian vessels originally
chased into port with Chalcideus, and resolved to sail back for the
tackle which they had put on shore at Teichiussa. Upon their arrival
Tissaphernes came to them with his land forces and induced them to
sail to Iasus, which was held by his enemy Amorges. Accordingly they
suddenly attacked and took Iasus, whose inhabitants never imagined
that the ships could be other than Athenian. The Syracusans
distinguished themselves most in the action. Amorges, a bastard of
Pissuthnes and a rebel from the King, was taken alive and handed
over to Tissaphernes, to carry to the King, if he chose, according
to his orders: Iasus was sacked by the army, who found a very great
booty there, the place being wealthy from ancient date. The
mercenaries serving with Amorges the Peloponnesians received and
enrolled in their army without doing them any harm, since most of them
came from Peloponnese, and handed over the town to Tissaphernes with
all the captives, bond or free, at the stipulated price of one Doric
stater a head; after which they returned to Miletus. Pedaritus, son of
Leon, who had been sent by the Lacedaemonians to take the command at
Chios, they dispatched by land as far as Erythrae with the mercenaries
taken from Amorges; appointing Philip to remain as governor of
Miletus.
Summer was now over. The winter following, Tissaphernes put Iasus in
a state of defence, and passing on to Miletus distributed a month's
pay to all the ships as he had promised at Lacedaemon, at the rate
of an Attic drachma a day for each man. In future, however, he was
resolved not to give more than three obols, until he had consulted the
King; when if the King should so order he would give, he said, the
full drachma. However, upon the protest of the Syracusan general
Hermocrates (for as Therimenes was not admiral, but only accompanied
them in order to hand over the ships to Astyochus, he made little
difficulty about the pay), it was agreed that the amount of five
ships' pay should be given over and above the three obols a day for
each man; Tissaphernes paying thirty talents a month for fifty-five
ships, and to the rest, for as many ships as they had beyond that
number, at the same rate.
The same winter the Athenians in Samos, having been joined by
thirty-five more vessels from home under Charminus, Strombichides, and
Euctemon, called in their squadron at Chios and all the rest,
intending to blockade Miletus with their navy, and to send a fleet and
an army against Chios; drawing lots for the respective services.
This intention they carried into effect; Strombichides, Onamacles, and
Euctemon sailing against Chios, which fell to their lot, with thirty
ships and a part of the thousand heavy infantry, who had been to
Miletus, in transports; while the rest remained masters of the sea
with seventy-four ships at Samos, and advanced upon Miletus.
Meanwhile Astyochus, whom we left at Chios collecting the hostages
required in consequence of the conspiracy, stopped upon learning
that the fleet with Therimenes had arrived, and that the affairs of
the league were in a more flourishing condition, and putting out to
sea with ten Peloponnesian and as many Chian vessels, after a futile
attack upon Pteleum, coasted on to Clazomenae, and ordered the
Athenian party to remove inland to Daphnus, and to join the
Peloponnesians, an order in which also joined Tamos the king's
lieutenant in Ionia. This order being disregarded, Astyochus made an
attack upon the town, which was unwalled, and having failed to take it
was himself carried off by a strong gale to Phocaea and Cuma, while
the rest of the ships put in at the islands adjacent to
Clazomenae- Marathussa, Pele, and Drymussa. Here they were detained

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