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[14] Having come to this conclusion, they led forth their troops. And Callias formed his hoplites in line of battle not far from the city, while Iphicrates with his peltasts attacked the Lacedaemonian regiment. Now when the Lacedaemonians1 were being attacked with javelins, and several men had been wounded and several others slain, they directed the shield-bearers2 to take up these wounded men and carry them back to Lechaeum; and these were the only men in the regiment who were really saved.3 Then the polemarch ordered the first ten year-classes4 to drive off their assailants.

1 390 B.C.

2 Slaves who carried the shields of the hoplites.

3 i.e., saved both in life and in honour.

4 See note on II. iv. 32.

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