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ὅ τι τάχος = ὡς τάχιστα; cf. Thuc. vii. 42. 3 and ὡς τάχος, v. 106. 5. Θριάσιον πεδίον: cf. viii. 65. 1 n. It is a strange suggestion that the plains of Boeotia and Eleusis would be good battle-grounds for Greek hoplites opposed to cavalry, though it accords with the description of Greek warfare ascribed to Mardonius (vii. 9 β).
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