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Now after he had formed the troops in line, Mnasippus himself turned to flight those of the enemy who were in front of the gates, and pursued them. When, however, these came near the wall, they turned about, and from the tombstones threw spears and javelins upon the Lacedaemonians; meanwhile1 others sallied out by the other gates and in mass formation attacked those who were at the extreme end of the line.

1 373 B.C.

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