He was closely followed and harassed, and on the 16th of October nearly surrounded.
The Seleucids, meanwhile, were harassed by aggravated disorders and insurrections.
Towards the end of the 2nd century B.C. we find the Tauri dependent allies of the Scythian king Scilurus, who from their harbour of Symbolon Portus or Palacium (Balaclava) harassed Chersonese.
But in the same year he was unable to prevent the Egyptian forces from occupying Navarino, though he harassed them with some success.
About the same time similar peoples harassed the northern frontier of Iran, where they were called Saka (Sacae), and in later times Saka and Scyths, whether they were originally the same or not, were regarded as synonymous.