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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 2, chapter 1 (search)
Then Cleanor the Arcadian, being the eldest of the generals, made answer that they would die sooner than give up their arms. And Proxenus the Theban said: “For my part, Phalinus, I wonder whether the King is asking for our arms on the assumption that he is victorious, or simply as gifts, on the assumption that we are his friends. For if he asks for them as victor, why need he ask for them, instead of coming and taking them?These words recall the famous answer which Leonidas at Thermopylae made to the same demand: molw\n labe/, “Come and take them.” But if he desires to get them by persuasion, let him set forth what the soldiers will receive in case they do him this favour.”
In reply to this Phalinus said: “The King believes that he is victor because he has slain Cyrus. For who is there now who is contending against him for his realm? Further, he believes that you also are his because he has you in the middle of his country, enclosed by impassable rivers, and because he
Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 3, chapter 4 (search)
ages were situated. And the Greeks were well pleased to see the hills, as was natural considering that the enemy's force was cavalry;Which is most effective in a level country.
when, however, in their march out of the plain they had mounted to the top of the first hill, and were descending it, so as to ascend the next, at this moment the barbarians came upon them and down from the hilltop discharged their missiles and sling-stones and arrows, fighting under the lash.Like Xerxes' troops at Thermopylae (Hdt. 7.223).
They not only inflicted many wounds, but they got the better of the Greek light troops and shut them up within the lines of the hoplites, so that these troops, being mingled with the non-combatants, were entirely useless throughout that day, slingers and bowmen alike.
And when the Greeks, hard-pressed as they were, undertook to pursue the attacking force, they reached the hilltop but slowly, being heavy troops, while the enemy sprang quickly out of reach;
and every time they