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[6] Here Cheirisophus, with his own division and all the light-armed troops, led the van, while Xenophon followed behind with the hoplites of the rearguard, but without any light troops at all; for there seemed to be no danger of any pursuit from behind while they were proceeding uphill.1

1 It will be remembered that light troops had proved more serviceable than hoplites in the recent skirmishes with the Persians. cp. Xen. Anab. 3.4.15-17, 24-30, 38-43.

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