Then a Spartan, who was a friend of Lysander, asked in amazement what he meant by Hoplites, for he did not know the name.
‘Indeed it was there,’ said the Phocian,
‘that the enemy slew the foremost of us; for the stream that flows past the city is called Hoplites.’ On hearing this, the Spartan burst into tears, and said that man could not escape his destiny.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1916. 4.
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