Book 9

9.61 The Athenians were eager to help but were then attacked themselves by the medizing Greeks. The Spartans & Tegeans were on their own.

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9.62 The Tegeans & Spartans attacked. The fight lasted for a long time. The Persians, lacking the Spartans' armor & skill, were destroyed.

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9.63 The Persians near Mardonius pressed the Spartans hard, but when Mardonius and those around him fell, the rest were put to flight.

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9.64 Thus Mardonius paid retribution for the death of Leonidas of Sparta, and Pausanias won the fairest victory of all those known to us.

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9.65 The Persians fled after the battle to their camp and the wooden fort they had built.

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9.66 When he saw the Persians fleeing, Artabazus, who had opposed engaging the Greeks, led the 40,000 men under his command north to Phocis.

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9.67 Meanwhile, of the medizing Greeks, the Thebans fought the Athenians most fiercely. Still, they were routed, and they fled to Thebes.

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9.68 The barbarians' success clearly depended on the Persians: when they ran everybody ran, tho the cavalry stayed & helped those who fled.

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9.69 The Greeks at the temple of Hera, hearing there'd been a battle, set out & were attacked by the Theban cavalry, who killed 600 of them.

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9.70 The Greeks breached the walls of the Persians' fort & slaughtered the men inside. Only 3000 escaped. 159 Greeks died in this encounter.

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