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2. Or PYTHES, the son of Ischenous, of Aegina, was in one of the three Greek guard-ships stationed off the island of Sciathus, which were taken by the Persians shortly before the battle of Thermopylae. Pytheas distinguished himself by his bravery in the engagement, and was in consequence treated by the Persians with distinguished honour. At the battle of Salamis the Sidonian ship, in which he was kept as a prisoner, was taken by an Aeginetan vessel, and he thus recovered his liberty. Lampon, the son of this Pytheas, was present at the battle of Plataea, and urged Pausanias, after the engagement, to avenge the death of Leonidas by insulting and mutilating the corpse of Mardonius. (Hdt. 7.181, 8.92, 9.78; Paus. 3.4.10.)

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