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[11] And for a time the men from Phyle tried to prevent their coming up, but when they saw that the line of the town wall, extensive as it was, needed a large force for its defence, whereas they were not yet numerous, they gathered in a compact body on the hill of1 Munichia.2 And the men from the city, when they came to the market-place of Hippodamus,3 first formed themselves in line of battle, so that they filled the road which leads to the temple of Artemis of Munichia and the sanctuary of Bendis; and they made a line not less than fifty shields in depth; then, in this formation, they advanced up the hill.

1 404 B.C.

2 On the eastern side of the Piraeus peninsula.

3 The architect of the market-place, as well as of the whole town of Piraeus.

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