Again, after he had drawn up his men-at-arms, one of them went out far in advance of the rest, and then was stricken with fear when an enemy advanced to meet him, and went back again to his post.
‘Shame on thee, young man,’ said Phocion,
‘for having abandoned two posts, the one which was given thee by thy general, and the one which thou didst give thyself.’ However, he attacked the enemy, routed them utterly, and slew Micion himself together with many others.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1919. 8.
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