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Gylis, Gyllis

Γῦλις, Τύλλις, Τύλος), or GYLUS, a Spartan, was Polemarch under Agesiläus at the battle of Coroneia, B. C. 394, against the hostile confederacy of Greek states. On the morning after the battle, Agesilaüs, to see whether the enemy would renew the fight, ordered Gylis (as he himself had been severely wounded) to draw up the army in order of battle, with crowns of victory on their heads, and to erect a trophy to the sound of martial instruments. The Thebans, however, who alone were in a position to dispute the field, acknowledged their defeat by requesting leave to bury their dead. Soon after this, Agesiläius went to Delphi to dedicate to the god a tenth of his Asiatic spoils, and left Gylis to invade the territory of the Opuntian Locrians, who had been the occasion of the war in Greece. (Comp. Xen. Hell. 3.5.3, &c.) Here the Lacedaemonians collected much booty; but, as they were returning to their camp in the evening, the Locrians pressed on them with their darts, and slew many, among whom was Gylis himself. (Xen. Hell. 4.3. %4F 21, 23, Ages. 2. 15; Plut. Ages. 19; Paus. 3.9.) The Gyllis who is mentioned in one of the epigrams of Damagetus has been identified by some with OTHRYADES, but on insufficient grounds. (Jacobs, Anthol. 2.40, 8.111, 112.)


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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.9
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.5.3
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.3
    • Plutarch, Agesilaus, 19
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