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[10] As they proceeded they came upon a hill above the road which had been seized by the enemy, and found themselves compelled either to dislodge them or be completely separated from the rest of the Greeks; and while, so far as the troops themselves were concerned, they might have taken the same route that the rest1 followed, the baggage animals could not get through by any other road than this one2 by which Xenophon was proceeding.

1 Cheirisophus and his command.

2 Which “could be traversed even by baggage animals,” Xen. Anab. 4.1.24.

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