Atlantis Online
January 22, 2022, 11:21:28 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: 'Europe's oldest city' found in Cadiz
http://mathaba.net/rss/?x=566660
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

History of the Peloponnesian War

Pages: 1 ... 41 42 43 44 45 46 [47] 48 49 50 51 52 53 54   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: History of the Peloponnesian War  (Read 3344 times)
the 300 Spartans
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 4308



« Reply #690 on: December 31, 2009, 04:24:10 am »

Meanwhile the three ships that had been sent on came from Egesta to the Athenians at Rhegium, with the news that so far from there being the sums promised, all that could be produced was thirty talents. The generals were not a little disheartened at being thus disappointed at the outset, and by the refusal to join in the expedition of the Rhegians, the people they had first tried to gain and had had had most reason to count upon, from their relationship to the Leontines and constant friendship for Athens. If Nicias was prepared for the news from Egesta, his two colleagues were taken completely by surprise. The Egestaeans had had recourse to the following stratagem, when the first envoys from Athens came to inspect their resources. They took the envoys in question to the temple of Aphrodite at Eryx and showed them the treasures deposited there: bowls, wine-ladles, censers, and a large
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 ... 41 42 43 44 45 46 [47] 48 49 50 51 52 53 54   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy