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[2] When the enemy were willing to join battle with him,1 it was not by their panic flight that he won victory, but it was after overcoming them in stubborn fighting that he set up a trophy, leaving behind him imperishable memorials of his own valour, and bearing in his own body visible tokens of the fury of his fighting, so that not by hearsay but by the evidence of their own eyes men could judge what manner of man he was.

1 The reference is not general, but definitely to the battle of Coronea; see Xen. Ages. 2.11-13

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