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On hearing this, therefore, Cyrus took his place1 with his body-guard in the centre of his army and gave orders that the hoplites should fold back the phalanx from the extremity of either wing and move toward each other behind the main body, which had been halted, until each of the extreme wings should meet in a line with him, that is, in the centre.2

1 He retires from the wall

2 See Appendix I.

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