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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 Excerpt: ...telling them, ' they ought not to give way to dejection, but 'recall to mind, that even yet, in Asia, which 'originally belongs to the king, there are Temnus, ' though not a large city, and the iEgians, and 'other places in which they might settle, and ' disdain submission to the king. Nay, where ' (he went on) can you find another place so ' strong as Sestus? what town more difficult to ' be reduced by siege? since it cannot possibly ' be blocked up without both a land and a naval ' force.' And, by talking to them in this manner, he preserved them from total dejection. Pharnabazus, when he found that Dercyllidas had thus secured Abydus and Sestus, sent word to the inhabitants, that ' if they did not send away ' the Lacedaemonians, he would make war upon ' them:' and, as they were not to be awed by this menace, he sent orders to Conon not to suffer them to stir by sea, and then he ravaged, in person, Book Iv. the territory of the Abydenians. But, as nothing he did could induce them to surrender, he himself went.home, and ordered Conon so to manage the cities in Hellespont, that as large a fleet as possible might be gathered together in the spring. Full of resentment against the Lacedaemonians for the harm they had done him, it was his high ambition to go even to Laconia, and revenge himself to the utmost of his power. They spent the winter, therefore, in making preparations: and, early in the spring, having manned out a numerous fleet and hired a body of auxiliaries, Pharnabazus put to sea, and Conon with him, and sailed through the islands to Melos, and from thence they proceeded towards Lacedaemon. In the first place, making a descent at Pherae, he laid all the adjacent countr...
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  • Xenophon (Author)
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