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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 3.115


nanThe same winter the Athenians in Sicily made a descent from their ships upon the territory of Himera, in concert with the Sicels, who had invaded its borders from the interior, and also sailed to the islands of Aeolus. 2 Upon their return to Rhegium they found the Athenian general, Pythodorus, son of Isolochus, come to supersede Laches in the command of the fleet. 3 The allies in Sicily had sailed to Athens and induced the Athenians to send out more vessels to their assistance, pointing out that the Syracusans who already commanded their land were making efforts to get together a navy, to avoid being any longer excluded from the sea by a few vessels. 4 The Athenians proceeded to man forty ships to send to them, thinking that the war in Sicily would thus be the sooner ended, and also wishing to exercise their navy. 5 One of the generals, Pythodorus, was accordingly sent out with a few ships; Sophocles, son of Sostratides, and Eurymedon, son of Thucles, being destined to follow with the main body. 6 Meanwhile Pythodorus had taken the command of Laches' ships, and towards the end of winter sailed against the Locrian fort, which Laches had formerly taken, and returned after being defeated in battle by the Locrians.


nannan, The same winter the Athenians in Sicily made a descent from their ships upon the territory of Himera, in concert with the Sicels, who had invaded its borders from the interior, and also sailed to the islands of Aeolus. ,Upon their return to Rhegium they found the Athenian general, Pythodorus, son of Isolochus, come to supersede Laches in the command of the fleet. ,The allies in Sicily had sailed to Athens and induced the Athenians to send out more vessels to their assistance, pointing out that the Syracusans who already commanded their land were making efforts to get together a navy, to avoid being any longer excluded from the sea by a few vessels. ,The Athenians proceeded to man forty ships to send to them, thinking that the war in Sicily would thus be the sooner ended, and also wishing to exercise their navy. ,One of the generals, Pythodorus, was accordingly sent out with a few ships; Sophocles, son of Sostratides, and Eurymedon, son of Thucles, being destined to follow with the main body. ,Meanwhile Pythodorus had taken the command of Laches' ships, and towards the end of winter sailed against the Locrian fort, which Laches had formerly taken, and returned after being defeated in battle by the Locrians.


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1. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 4.17-4.20, 4.65, 6.30.1, 6.48-6.50, 6.53, 6.53.2, 6.61-6.62, 6.101, 7.50.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.53.2. For the Athenians, after the departure of the expedition, had continued as active as ever in investigating the facts of the mysteries and of the Hermae, and, instead of testing the informers, in their suspicious temper welcomed all indifferently, arresting and imprisoning the best citizens upon the evidence of rascals, and preferring to sift the matter to the bottom sooner than to let an accused person of good character pass unquestioned, owing to the rascality of the informer. 7.50.4. All was at last ready, and they were on the point of sailing away, when an eclipse of the moon, which was then at the full, took place. Most of the Athenians, deeply impressed by this occurrence, now urged the generals to wait; and Nicias, who was somewhat over-addicted to divination and practices of that kind, refused from that moment even to take the question of departure into consideration, until they had waited the thrice nine days prescribed by the soothsayers. The besiegers were thus condemned to stay in the country;
2. Plutarch, Nicias, 13.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Andocides, Orations, 1.62

4. Andocides, Orations, 1.62



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chabrias Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
cleon Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
corinth Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
council, of strategoi Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 635
diodorus siculus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
ele(i)ans Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
ephorus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
herms' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
herodotus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 251
laches Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
lamachos Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 635
nicias Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 635; Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
scione Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
sicilian expedition Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
sicily Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 686
thucydides, son of melesias, documents, letters, treaties etc. Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 251