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those without to depart, 286. Butcher their prisoners, 287. Their terri-
tory ravaged by the Bosotians, 304. Their territory ravaged by the Lace-
daemonians, 464. Confer with Archidamus, 464. Their city besieged, 470 ;
first siege of which any connected detail remains, 470, n. ; various expedients
for attack and defence, 470 — 478 ; Peloponnesians leaving a garrison for
the blockade depart, 479u

— Part with difliculty effect their escape, ii. SO — 40 ; who are thenceforward

accounted Athenian citizens, 40, n. Surrender, 93. Defence before their
Lacedaemonian judges, 93 — 110. Opposed by the Thebans, llO— 121.
Put to death, 123. Their territory confiscated, 125.

Plato, the dialogue '< Hipparchus*' not written by, iii. 91, n.

Plemmyrium, etymology and site, iiL 162, n. Fortified by Nicias, 162. Athe-
nian forces remove to, 163. Forts taken by Gylippus, 181. Its capture
ruined the Athenian armament, 182.

Pleuron, etymology and site, ii. 176, n.

PHstionax son of Pansanias commands the expedition against Attica, i. 204. Ba-
nished on a charge of bribery, 332. *

— Why desirous of peace, ii. 441. Said to have suborned the Delphian priestess,

442. Brought from exile with dances and sacrifices, 442. Demolishes the

fort at Cypsela, 469.
Pluiarch, his birth-place and residence, ii. 314, n.
Pni/x, its site, iii. 369«
PoUchne, its site, iii. 164, n.

H H 4

Digitized by



Polish DUi decided by sbout, i. 160, n.

Pollution of the temple of Mioerva at Atliens, how incurred, i. 223. Of the
temple of Neptune at Tsnarus, how incurred, 2S9. Of the temple of Mi-
nerva ChaldoBCus, how incurred, 229.

Polyanthes, commander of the Corinthians in the fight off Naupactus, iii. 195.

Polychne fortified by the Claxomenanms, iii. 283.

PoUfcrates^ despot (f Samos, his navj, i. 40. Consecrates Rhenea to the Delian
Apollo, i. 40.

•^ Chains Rhenea to Delos, ii. 179.

Polydamidas despatched with troops to Scione and Mende, ii. 395.

PorUuSi Greek colonies in, subject to Athens, ii. 312, n.

Pools formed by earthquakes, ii. 158. Opinion of Thucydides regarding, 159.

Poppjf seed used in bread, ii. 241, n.

Ports, mode of obstructing, ii. 3, n.

PoHdUsa, a Corinthian colony, tributary to the Athenians, i. 113. Particulars re-
garding it, 112, n. Besieged by the Athenians, 120. Surrenders, and its
inhabitants dejMrt, 463. Colonised by the Athenians, 464,

— Fruitless attempt of Brasidas on, iL 413.

Potidaans rerolt from the Athenians, i. 115. Receive aid from Corinth, 117.
Choose Aristeus senend of the infkntry, and Perdiccas of the horse, 119.
Defeated by Uie Athenians, 120.

Potidania, Its site, it 169, n. Taken by the Athenians, 169.

PrasiiB, rite and etymology, i. 428, n. Twice sacked, 429, n.

PraxUdeSf statues of Harmodius and Aristogiton by, iii 97, n.

PrienCf its possession causes a war between the Samians and Milcstans^ i. 206.

Pri s oners, their rate of ransom, ii. 126, n. Reply of a I.accda!monian prisoner,
taken at Sphacteria, to an Athenian who taunted him, ii. 262. Treated
cruelly by Uie ancients, mildly in modem Europe, 262, n.

Proclamation, usual one where cities were treacherously entered, ii. 303, n.

Procles, son of Theodorus, commands a squadron agaitist Peloponnesus, ii. 160.
Slain, 173.

Promontories fisivourite places fbr temples, ii. 163, n.

Protuea, its site, i« 352, n.

Properti/, its acquisition creates a desire fbr settled life, i. 25, n.

Pr^jyUea, Pericles accused of profusion in erecting, i. 309, n.

Proschmm, its site, ii. 177, n.

Prosopis, Island of, Athenians besieged in, i. 197.

Prytanes, could put any measure to the vote, ii. 55, n.

Pnftaneum, at Athens, at the east-end of the acropolb, i. 317, n.

Prytaneum, at Peparethus, overthrown by earthquake, ii. 158. Built of white
stone, 158, n.

Pteleum, etjrmology and probable site, ii. 447, n.

PteleuSf probable site, iii. 291 , n.

PtcBodorus, a Bceotian exile, suggests a revolution in B<Botia, ii. 313.

Ptychia, Island of, Corcyrean aristocrats confined in, ii. 272.

Public host, his office, i. 348, n.

Pustolus, with a Geloan colony, founds Acragas, iii. 14.

Pydna besieged by the Athenians, i. 1 17.

^us, northern horn of the port of Navarino, ii. 199, n. Site and etymology,
199, n. Fortified by the Athenians, 202. Not described by any traveller,
215, n. Various devices for provisioning troops on, 24a Athenians_roake
incursions from, on Lacedaemonians, 560.

Pjframids, mortar not used in, U. 203, n.

Pjfrrha, site and etymology, ii. 28, n.

Pyrrhicus, a Corinthian steersman, his stratagem, iii. 290.

:^lhangflus son of PhyHdas, i. 276.

Pythen, commander of the Corinthian auxiliaries to Syracuse, iii 155. Com-
roands the Corinthians in the last sea fight at Syracuse, 236.

Pythodorus son of Isolochus defeated by the Locrians, ii. 195. Banished, 297.

Digitized by



Quk-renlf victim furniakcd as, ii. 497, n.


Rampluat the LacecUBmonian, ii. 4 37. ^ ^

Ransom, its rate, ii. 126, n. ^

Reports of past events taken up witliout examination, I. 48. ^.^

Republics, Greek, could bear neitlier diminution nor increase, ii. 22, n. ,

Retaliation considered innocent by the heathen^ iL 148, n.

Retreat of the Athenians fVom Egypt, i. 1 98, n.

>> Disastrous, of the Athenians from Syracuse, ii. 244 — 261.

Revenues of the Athenians, from what sources, i. 307, n.

Reviews, military, common in Greece, ii. 311, n.

Revolts from the Athenians, their causes, i. 1 76.

Rhegines, their territory invaded by the Locrians, ii. 197.

— lUfuse to join the Athenians, iii. 79.

Rhegium, etymology, ii. 234, n.

Rheiti, their site, i. 329, n. . .

Rhenea, consecrated by Polycrates to the Delian Apollo, i. 40.

— Etymology and various names, ii, 178, n. Chained to Delos by Polycrates, 179.

Rhetus, etymology and site, ii. 267, n.

Rhodians, colony of, joint founders of Gela, iit 1 2.

RfuBteum, town of, etymology and site, ii. 278, n. ; taken by the Mytilensean

exiles, 278 ; restored for two thousand staters, 279. Promontory of, a little

vrithin the Hellespont, 278, n. Tumulus of Ajax there, 278, n.
Rhj/p<h its site, iii. 195, n.

Rivers of the ancient world named from quality or mode of discovery, i. 490, n.
— Names of derived often from the sound of their waters, ii. 319, n.
Roads, how formed by the ancients, i. 532, n.

Rogues, men, in general, choose to be called rather than fools, ii. 149.
Ramans, Latins accounted inferior by, ii. 280.
Rowers, various appointments of, i. 512, n.
— Their designations, ii. 250, n.

Rowing, remarks regarding ancient mode of, iiL 172, n.
Rule, lust of, its evil effects, ii. 149.


Saco, joint leader of a colony to Himera, iii. 14.

Sacred close usually planted, ii. 128, n.

Sacred precincts, divisions of, ii. 338, n.

Sacred War engaged in by the Lacedemonians, i. 202. ^ra of the greatest

power of the Athenians, 203, n.
SacryHces, what the principal offices, i. 61, n. Paste figures of animals used in,

L 225, n.
— Lacedsmonians turned bock from Leuctra by inauspicious, ii. 498 ; and from

Caryas, 500. ^

— Between the skirmishing and main battle, iii. 1 11.
Sacrilege, ci^communication for, adhered to posterity, i. 222, n.
Sadoc son ^Siialces immoderately fond of Athens, i. 456, n.
Sailors, their pay, ii. 28. Their usual food, 87, n. Rowing suspended during

meal time, 87, n. Ancient, never kept at sea by night, 136, n.
Salmthus sent fhun Lacedsmon, enters Mytiiene and encourages the rulers, ii.

41 . Makes heavy-armed of the common people, 42. Taken by Pacbes, 52.

Put to death at Athens, 53.
Sidaminian, how employed, ii. 49, n.
Sa/i^fdus warred against by Demosthenes, ii. 3X6.

Digitized by



Samians, four triremei constructed for them by Aminoclea, i. 88. Corinthians

did not side with, against the Athenians, 91. Defeat the Milesians, in a

war respecting Priene, 206. Reduced by the Athenians, 210.
—Their exiles supply the Lacedaemonians, with pilots ii. 313.
— Democrats rising against the nobles, put two hundred to death, and occupy

their lands and houses, iii. 288.
SamhUhnu, etymology, ii. 506, n*
Samost democracy estabUshed there by the Athenians, i. 207 ; besieged by them,

207 ; reduced, 210.
— Factious commotions at, in which the popular party get the better, iii. 342.
Sandiu*9 hill of, Lysicles slain at, ii. 30.
Sane, etymology and site, ii. 370, n. 447, n.

Sargeut commands the Sicyonian troops sent to the Syracusans, iii. 178.
Scandoh n^e, ii. 281, n. Taken by the Athenians, 282.
Scarboroughy derivation of its name, ii. 234, n.

School^ boys murdered in, at Mycalessus, by the Machierophori, iii. 190. .
Scionaant (f PaUtntf tradition of their ancestry, ii. 389. Invest Brasidas witli

a golden crown, 391. Cruelty of the Athenians to, 466.
Sdone revolts to the Lacedaemonians, iL 389. Claimed by botli I^acedacmonians

and Athenians, 393. Besieged by the Athenians, 410.
Scmta, what kind offerees they were, ii. 518, n.
Sdrorddest an Athenian commands at Miletus, ilL 293. Superseded in his

command, 323.
Scirophondatf a Theban Boeotarch, slain, iii. 191.
Scolut, etymology and probable site, ii. 447, n.
Scribe, $UUe, office not very honourable at Athens, iii. 169.
Scripn, modem name of Orchomeous, ii. 314, n.
SctfTuSf an island in the ^gean, its inhabitants, the Dolopes^ carried away captive

by the Athenians, who colonise it themselves, i. 175.
Scytale described, i. 235, n.
Scsfthians eat human flesh, i. 463, n. If united no nation able to cope with them,

Seafght, Athenians celebrated in, ii. 252, n.
Seal, representation on king of Persia's, i. 231, n. On Agamemnon's, 231, n.

On Helen's^ 238, n. On Clearchus's, 238, n. On Areus's, 238, n.

Lacedsmonian, of iron, 238, n.
Select troops (\oydJhs), what they were, i. 343, n.
Selfithness, a vice of the Lacedaemonians, ii. 204, n.
Self-praiee of Pericles, i. 433, n.
Sdinus, settled by Pammilus, iii. 12. Etymology and site, 12, n. Description

of its migestic ruins, 12, n. Leaf of wild parsley represented on its coins,

12, n.
SepiUckre, for those slain at Marathon, erected on the spot where they fell, i. 357.
Sermyla, Aristeus lays an ambush near, i. 123.
Settoi taken by the Athenians, i. 162.
-.- Athenians establish a fort at, iii. 330.
Seuthet ton of Sparadociu brik»ed by Perdiccas, i. 535 ; who gives him his sister

in marriage, 536.

— Succeeds to the kingdom of the Odrysians, ii. 357.

Shields, description of wicker, ii. 210, n. Pushing off, used in obstinate contests,
348, n. ; their adaptation to this purpose, 348, n.

— Four, filled with the money of the division of Demosthenes, on surrendering to

the Syracusans, iii. 258.
Ship-huUding, Antandrus commodious for, ii. 279, n.
ffup of war, most satisfactory representation of, i. 512, n.
S/t^, ancient, not decked, i. 32.% Why the crews continually debarked to encamp,

99, n.

— LacadsBoioniaB, retained contrary to treaty at Fylus, ii. 282. Of Lamachus

destroyed by a land-flood, at the river Calex, 313. Site of, bow estimated
by the ancients, 384, n.
^- Conjectures regarding their ensigns^ iii. 59, n. Ancient, ill adapted fcr

Digitized by



sleeping in, 86, n. Furnithing, a condition of independence, 129. Athe-
nians charged on the side, 198. Charging at prow thought unskilful, 198.
Of war never, if possible, encumbered with a single m«il, 20, n. Lateral
galleries of, described, 202, n.

Shoes, why the ^tolian soldiers wore but one, ii. 34, n.

Shoutt Lacedaemonian assemblies decided by, not bj ballot, i. 160. Used in the
Polish diet, 160, n. ; and in the assembly of divines convened by the Long
Parliament^ 160, n.

Sicttnioj a name of Sicily, iii. 4, n.

Sicaniaru, early colonists of Sicily from Iberia, ilL 4, n.

SicamUf river, conjectures regarding, iii 4, n.

Sicantu ton of Esecetias chosen a commander, iii. 117. Goes with fifteen ships
to Acragas, to bring it over to the Syracusan interest, 210 ; in which he fails,
215. Joint commander of the Syracusans in the last sea fight with the
Athenians, 286.

Siceliois, new settlers in Sidly so called, il 194, n. 287, n. Peace concluded be-
tween, through the persuasion of Hermoaratea, 296.

— An army of, going to aid the Syrscusans, attacked by the Siculi, iii. 193.
Sicily colonised by the Peloponnesians, L 36.

Athenian expedition to, under Laches, it 154. Wars in, 159.

.— Various accounts of its siae, iu. 1, n. Supposed disruption from Italy, 2, n.

How colonised, 3—15. Called Trinacriaand Sicania, 4, n.
Siculi, the original inhabitants of Sicily so called, ii. 194, n. 287, n.

— Account of their colonisation of Sicily, iii. 6, n. Numbers join the Athe-

nians, 133. Perpetual independence ci the mountaineers, 133, n. ; who
dwelt in subterraneao houses, 133, n. Siceliots, going to the Syracusans,
attacked by, 193.

Sicyon, oligarchy established at, ii. 537.

Sicyoniant defeated by the Athenians, i. 195.

— Send troops to the Syracusans, iii. 178.
Sndutsa, probable site, lit 291, n.

Siege, that of Plataea the first regularly detailed, L 470, n. ; various expedienU for
attack and defence of, 470 — 478. Duties of women during, 480, n.

— Of Syracuse, iii 148—155. 159.

SSeg^, ancient, little more than blockades, i. 33, n. Athenians reputed skilful
in, 182.

Signals, fire generally used for, by the OredLS, ii. 373, n.

Signatures to the fifty years* treaty, IL 450. 456.

Silence, trumpets used to proclaim, by the ancients, iii. 61, n.

Silver-mines at Laurium, i. 427, n.

Simus, joint leader of a colony to Himera, iiL 14^ «

Singus, site, ii. 447, n.

Sipfue, probable site, ii. 314, n.

Silalces son of Teres fbrms an alliance with the Athenians, i. 349. His son
delivers up the Peloponnesian ambassadors, 456. Undertakes an expedition
against Macedonia^ 516; which he overruns, 532. Induced to return, 535.

— Dies, ii. 357.

Slaves, at Sparta, went in procession round the temples, crowned with gariands^
during manumission, ii. 322. Make the severest masters, 548, n.

— In the time of Hermocrates, a talent the usual price for, iiL 259, n.
Slings, Acamanians expert in using, i. 487.

Snow rarely seen in Greece, ii. 38, n*

Socrates survived the plague through temperance^ i. 425, n.

— Present at the battle of Delium, ii. 349, n. Stories regarding, 349» n.
Soldier, every man one in andent times, i. 32, n.

Soldiers, their pay, ii. 28, n. Work their own tnoMporiB, 29. JEtolian, shod on

the left fbot only, 34, n.
SolHum, its site, i. 351, n.
Soloeis, its site, iii. 8, n.
Ably^a, error of geognqphen regarding, ii. ^65, n. Tniesitey 266, n. Battle

at, 268.

Digitized by



Songs, warlike, Lacedsmonians address each other with, before the battle of Man-

tinaea) ii. 522.
Soothsayer, the chaplain to the garrison, ii. 31, n.
Sophocles, his accuracy confirmed by Dr. Clarke, ii. 162, n. Sails with a fleet for

Sicily, 198* Aids in reducing the Corcyreans on Mount Istone, 272. His

shameful conduct at Corcyra, 274. Banished, 297.
Sparta, not adorned with sumptuous edifices, i. SO. Built in the village form,

30. Rules all Peloponnesus, SO.

— Ceremonies of manumission at, ii. 322. Age indispensable in a l^slator,

480 n.
Spartans slow in resorting to capital punishment against one anotlier, i. 237.

— Perioeci accounted inferior by, ii. 280 n. Slow in condemning, 512, n.

— Their political condition, iii. 289, n.

Spectacles, public, choragus sometixnes ruined by, iii. 82, n.

SpeecJi of the Corcyrean ambassadors to the Athenians for their alliance, i. 71.
Of the Corinthian ambassadors to the Athenians, against the Corcyreans, 82.
Of the Corinthian ambassadors to the Athenian commanders off Sybota,
109 ; and their reply, 109. Of the Corinthian ambassadors, to persuade the
Laoedasmouians to go to war with the Athenians, 125. Of the Athenian
ambassadors to the Lacedaemonians, in reply to the Corinthians, 137. Of
Archidamas to the LAoedttmonians, dissuading from war with the Athe-
nians, 149. Of Sthenelaidas to the Lacedsemonians, advising war against
the Athenians, 159. Of the Corinthian ambassadors to the Laicedsemonians,
to excite them to war with the Athenians, 212. Of Pericles, to the Athe-
nians, dissuading submission to the lAcedsemonians, 261. Of Archidamus
to the soldiers, previously to invading Attica, 299. Of Melesippus to the
Athenians, on reaching tlie borders, 304. Of Pericles, at the public funeral,
359. Of Pericles to the Athenians, in defence of his conduct, 430. Of
Cnemus to the Pebponnesian naval forces, 499. Of Fhormio to the
Athenian naval forces, 502.

— Of the Mytilenian ambassadors to the Pelc^nnesians at Olympia, ii. 14.

Of Teutiaplus the Eleian, advising Alcidas to sail to MytUene, 45. Of
Cleon, supporting the murderous decree against the Mytileneans, 55 — 69 ;
of Diodotus opposing it, 69 — 85. Of Demosthente at Pylus, 212. Of
Brasidas at Pylus, 216. Of the Lacedaemonian ambassadors at Athens, for
peace, 224 — 231. Of Hermocrates to the SicelioU at Gela, 287—296.
Of Brasidasy persuading the Acanthians to revolt from the Athenians,
3S8 — S35. Of Pagondas to the Bceotian army, 340 — 343. Of Hippo-
crates to his army, 346. Of Brasidas to the Toronseans, 376. Of Bra-
sidas at Sdone, &90. Of Brasidas to his troops in Lyncestis. 393 — 402.

— Of Nicias, against the Sicilian expedition, iii. 20*23. Of Alcibiades, for

the Sicilian expediUon, SO — 42. Of Nicias, regarding the armament
against Sicily, 43 — 49. Of Hermocrates to the Syracusans, on prospect
of the Athenian invasion, 63 — 68. Of Athenagoras, 69 — 74; and of a
Syracusan general, 74. Of Nicias to his army at Syracuse, 109. Of Her-
mocrates to the Camarinseans, 119 — 125. Of Euphemus to the Cama-
rinieans, 125 — 132. Of Alcibiades, inciting the Lacedasmonians to aid
Syracuse, 135 — 142. Of Nicias to the naval forces, before the last sea
fight with the Syracusans, 227 — 231. Of Gylippus to the Syracusan
naval forces, 231 — 234. Of Nicias, encouraging the Athenians before
the retreat from Syracuse, 248 — 251.
Speeches, genuineness of those reported by Thucydides, i. 51, n. Different
modes pursued by the Athenians and Lacedsmonians in delivering them to
their armies, 299, n.

— Cromwell's, why obscure, ii. 328, n. Lacedaemonians use less to their

troops than the other Greeks, why, 523, n. Of the Lacedaemonians to their
troops, accompanied with music, 523, n. Of the Athenians and Melians at
Melos, 543—560.
Sphacteria, etymology, ii. 207, n. Size, 208. Spartan troops placed on, 208.
Forest on, by what chance consumed, 248. Battle on, 249 — 259 ; num-
ber of slain, 261. Length of siege, 261.

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Sphagia, Sphacteria so called by Sirabo, ii. 207, n.

Sftoil, thrown into common stock by the Argives, iii. 144, n.

J^iU,^ portion selected for the general previously to any division, ii. 193, n. ;
a custom as early as the Trojan war, 193, n.

Siagintt, orthography, etymology, and site, ii. 335, n. Revolts from the Athe-
nians, 335.

StarSf mode of dividing the year by, i. 479» n.

State generals, nature of their oflfice, ii. 495, n.

State$t ancient, little communication between, ii. 190. n.

StatueSf rudeness of, before the time of Daedalus, iii. 51, n.

Stenography probably known in the time of Thucydides, i, 52, n.

Sthertelaidas the ephorus eihorts the Lacedcemonians to war against the Athe-
nians, I. 159. Chief cjuse of the Peloponnesian war, 159, n.

StUbidet, the augur, accompanied the Athenian expedition against Syracuse,
iii. 268, n.

Stmie-cattert difierent from slingers, iii, 111.

Stones, height of a wall computed by numbering, iii. 31, n.

Stoning^ punishment of, ii. 509. n.

Storms, Leonidas preferred to fight during, why, iii. 112, n.

Strangers, expelled from Lacedaemon, and the causes, i. 372, n.

Stratfigem, cutting the line, an ancient one successfully revived by Rodney, Nel-
son, &c., i. 101, n. Of Themistocles, to procure the retreat of Xerxes,
252, n. Of the Platarans against the Thebans, 279. Of Archidamus, in
delaying the ravaging ^f Attica, 326, n. Various, in the attack and defence
of Platsa, 470 — 478. Of the Stratians against the Chaonians, 487.

— Of Paches at Notiuro, ii. 52. Of Demosthenes at OIps, ii. ]84; at

Idome, 190; at Pylus, 209, n. Of Nicias at Solygea, 265, n. For
the taking of Megara, 301. Of Brasidas, in sailing to Scione, 390. Of
Brasidas at Amphipolis, 425. Of Demosthenes at Epidaurus, 537.

— Of Alcibiades at Catana, iii. 87. Of Hippias against the conspirators, 96.

Of the Athenians, to take up a position before Syracuse, 105. Of the
Athenians, in the battle against the Syracusans, 112. Of Nicias, to save
the wall of circumvallation, 153. Of Pyrrichus, a Corinthian steersman,
200. Of Hermocrates, to prevent the departure of the Athenians by
night, 242.

Stratagents, not scientifically cultivated, before the time of Philip and Alexander,
perfected by Caisar and Pompey, ii. 336, n.

Stratus, iU site, i. 485, n.

Stry)eSf officers at the Olympic games had the power of inflicting, ii.;493, n.

Strombichides son of Diotimus sent with ships to Chios, Hi. 283. Chased to
Samoa by Chalcideus and Alcibiades, 284. Takes Lampsacus and esta-
blished a fort at Abydus, 330.

Strongyle, etymology, 156, n.

Styaila, the proper name of Megara Hyblsa, iii. 118, n.

SuhjectSt the fewer their causes of discontent, the more inclined to rebel, i. 146, n •

Submission, waving the hand aloft, a sign of, ii. 259, n.

Suits arising out of public conventions, how decided at Athens, i. 145, n.

SujTjiHants, sitting their posture, i. 59, n. When raised, their petition understood
to be granted, 59, li. At Corcyra destroy themselves in the temple, 141.

Sybota, three small islands, i. 99, n. Continental, 105, n; trophy erected on,
by the Corinthians, 109. Insular, trophy erected on, by the Corey,
reans, 110. •

Synteda, her festival at Athens, i. 319*

Synomosies, described, iii. 323 n.

^acusans at war with the Leontincs," ii. 154. Hieir allies, 154. Seiie Mes-
sene, 197. Defeated, in the straits by the Athenians, 235.

— S^tle Acts, Casmenae, and Camarina, iii. 15. Assemble on news of the

Athenian invasion, 63 — 75. Fifteen generals, 75, n. Prepare for war, 80.
Defeated by the Athenians, 113. Invest the command in three instead of
fifteen, 116. Fortify their city, 118. Ravage Catana, 119. Send ambas.
sadors to Camarina to gain them over, 119; and to the Corinthians and

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LaoedAmonianSy 134» who resolTe to assist tbem, 149. Make dispositiont
to defend Epipols, 146 ; defeated* 147. ResoWe to hasard no more general
battles, 1 5a Build a transTerse wall, 1 50 ; which is destroyed, 151. Various
operatioDS, 151 — 154. Confer with Nidas about capitulating, 154. Sus-
pect each other and elect new commanders, 155. Encouraged by the
arriral of Gongjlus, 159. Various operations, 161 — 166. DdTeated in a
sea 6ght, 181. Send out a fleet under Agatharchus, iu fortunes, 188. All
Sicily joins them, 193. Defeat the Athenian fleet in the harbour, 202.
I>efeat the Athenians in a night attack on Epipolss, 206 — 2ia On arrival
of the Peloponnesian auiUiaries, make preparations to attack the Athenians
by sea and land, 215. Assault the Athenian fortification, 217. Defeat the
Athenians in a sea fight, 217» taking eighteen ships, 219. Send a fire ship
without effect, 219. Anxious to prevent the escape of the Athenians, why,
221. Nations assembled at Syracuse for and against the Syracusans,
222 — ^225. Block up the port, 226. Case their prows with raw hides to
prevent the grappling irons from taking hold, 231. Sea fight, in which they
defeat the Athenians, 235 — ^241. Betake themselves to drinking for joy,
242. Block up the roads, 243. Haul off the Athenian ship, 248. Party
obstructing the passage of the Anapus routed, 252. Fortify the Acrcum
Lepas, 252 ; from wfich they repulse the A^enians, 253. Overtake the
division of Demosthenes, 255 ; which they surround 256 ; and force to sur-.
render on terms, 258. Overtake the division of Nidas, 258 ; refuse their
conditions, 259 ; attack them at the Assinarus, 260 ; and force them to sur-
render at discretion, 261. Take the three hundred who had escaped in the
night, 262. Thrust the Athenians into Latomia, 263. Put Nidas and
Demosthenes to death, one of the most atrocious deeds ever perpetrated,
263» n. Their cruelty to the prisoners, 265. Thdr war with the Athenians

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