After halting here a few days for the purpose chiefly of refreshing the rowers, they sailed over to Phocaea.
Ephesus had not yet risen to its meridian—it was the successor of Miletus and Phocaea.
They afterwards brought round the fleet to the city of Chios, and having taken in provisions there, sailed over to Phocaea.
Phocaea was one of the first Greek cities whose mariners explored the shores of the western Mediterranean.
Harpagus is said to have burnt Phocaea, thus punishing the houses and temples for the attack on the garrison.
These strangers were the inhabitants of Phocaea, that had fled from their town when it was besieged by Cyrus king of Persia.
The year following is the year in which the temple of Athena, in Phocaea, was struck by lightning and set on fire.
Then the Phocaeans turned their course back to Phocaea; Harpagus had taken possession of the empty city and left a garrison in it.
The ruin of Phocaea also aided the trade of Miletus which had suffered neither war nor siege.