The descents on the Peloponnese were futile in the extreme.
With intermediate descents to near sea-level, where there were heavily crevassed glaciers.
Five descents lead from it to the lower town, planted on the alluvial terrace, 30 to 35 ft.
Datory expeditions of Bertrand du Poiet and Robert of Geneva were as ineffective as the descents of the emperors; and, though the cardinal Albornoz conquered Romagna and the March in 1364, the legates who resided in those districts were not long able to hold them against their despots.
The descents of pirates on the coasts were a perpetual source of danger; the pirate was a gainer either by the sale or by the redemption of his captives.