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Remember the men who at Dipaea1 fought against the Arcadians, of whom we are told that, albeit they stood arrayed with but a single line of soldiery, they raised a trophy over thousands upon thousands; remember the three hundred who at Thyrea2 defeated the whole Argive force in battle; remember the thousand who went to meet the foe at Thermopylae,

1 In 471 B.C. See Hdt. 9.35, and Paus. 8.8.4.

2 In 542 B.C. See Hdt. 1.82, and Paus. 2.38.5. lsocrates confuses two contests, one earlier, where three hundred Argives fought against three hundred Spartans, one later, where both sides matched their full forces.

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