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[2] Up to this point, then, he was a brave man; but in the battle1 he displayed no conduct that was honourable or consonant with his words, but forsook his post, cast away his arms, and ran away most disgracefully, nor was he ashamed to belie the inscription on his shield, as Pytheas said, whereon was written in letters of gold, ‘With good fortune.’

1 At Charoneia, 338 B.C.

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