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[4] and when the greater part of them came out to give him battle, he engaged with them and routed them, and such was their panic that no resistance was made, and he took their camp by storm. The marshes were filled with their blood, and the lake with their dead bodies, so that even to this day many bows, helmets, fragments of steel breastplates, and swords of barbarian make are found embedded in the mud, although almost two hundred years have passed since this battle.1 Such, then, are the accounts given of the actions at Chaeroneia and Orchomenus.

1 Plutarch must, therefore, have written this Life shortly before 115 A.D.

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