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Now it so happened that Gelon won his victory on the same day that Leonidas and his soldiers were contesting against Xerxes at Thermopylae,1 as if the deity intentionally so arranged that both the fairest victory and the most honourable defeat should take place at the same time.

1 Hdt. 7.166 says that the battle of Himera took place on the same day as the battle of Salamis.

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