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[6] On sailing from there he fell in with the King's fleet, and engaging the leading ships, he won the advantage over them; but when the Persians1 came to give aid with their triremes in close formation, all his allies fled to the land. But Peisander turned his own ship against them, believing ignoble flight to be disgraceful and unworthy of Sparta.

1 The part of the fleet under the command of Pharnabazus (Xen. Hell. 4.3.11).

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