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[13] Txe Arcadians, however, did not let the matter pass, but at once called out their troops and went to the rescue. And1 on the side of the Eleans the Three Hundred and likewise the Four Hundred2 came out to meet them. Now after the Eleans had lain encamped on a somewhat level spot opposite the enemy throughout the day, the Arcadians climbed up by night to the summit of the mountain which was above the Eleans; and at daybreak they proceeded to descend upon the Eleans. Then the latter, seeing that the Arcadians were not only approaching from higher ground but were also many times their number, were yet ashamed to retreat while still at a distance, but advanced to meet the enemy, and took to flight only after letting them come to close quarters; and they lost many men and many arms, since they retreated over difficult ground.

1 365 B.C.

2 Apparently two bodies of picked troops.

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