43.Battus, one of their commanders (for there were two of them present at the battle), with one squadron went toward the village of Solygeia, being an open one, to defend it;and Lycophron with the rest charged the enemy.
And first they gave the onset on the right wing of the Athenians, which was but newly landed before Chersonesus;and afterwards they charged likewise the rest of the army.The battle was hot and at hand-strokes.
And the right wing of the Athenians and Carystians (for of these consisted their utmost files) sustained the charge of the Corinthians;and with much ado drave them back.But as they retired they came up (for the place was all rising ground) to a dry wall, and from thence, being on the upper ground, threw down stones at them;and after having sung the Paean, came again close to them, whom when the Athenians abode, the battle was again at hand-strokes.
But a certain band of Corinthians that came in to the aid of their own left wing put the right wing of the Athenians to flight and chased them to the sea-side;but then from their galleys they turned head again, both the Athenians and the Carystians.
The other part of their army continued fighting on both sides, especially the right wing of the Corinthians, where Lycophron fought against the left wing of the Athenians;for they expected that the Athenians would attempt to go to Solygeia.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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