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Meanwhile Taxiles, the general of Mithridates had come down from Thrace and Macedonia with a hundred thousand footmen, ten thousand horse, and ninety scythe-bearing four-horse chariots, and summoned Archela[uuml ]s to join him. Archela[uuml ]s still lay with his fleet at Munychia,1 and was neither willing to quit the sea, nor eager to join battle with the Romans, but planned to protract the war and cut off their supplies.

1 One of the three harbours of the Piraeus.

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