It was followed by a second, which ordered Athens to raise the siege of Potidaea, and to respect the independence of Aegina.
Send an army into Attica, and compel the Athenians to withdraw their forces from Potidaea.
But the siege of Potidaea put an end to her inaction; she had men inside it: besides, she feared for the place.
So at length Potidaea was strongly invested on either side, and from the sea by the ships co-operating in the blockade.
The thirty ships of the Athenians, arriving before the Thracian places, found Potidaea and the rest in revolt.
Full ten thousand heavy infantry were in the field, all Athenian citizens, besides the three thousand before Potidaea.
They afterwards sent settlers of their own to Potidaea, and colonized it.
At the close of the same winter, in fact almost in spring, Brasidas made an attempt upon Potidaea.
They arrived in Thrace forty days after the revolt of Potidaea.
At Potidaea he halted to make the necessary disposition of his troops, and thence advanced into the territory of the enemy.