Excerpt from Transactions Philological Society, 1854
These provisions indicate a cautious temper, but certainly not an irresolute one. Hippias, if he expected to be attacked while the debarkation was going on, took the most judicious course to defend himself. The bowmen actin... g from the ships, they riding in just water enough to ¿oat them, could have effectually covered the troops while forming on the beach, and, in the event of their being driven back by the Greeks, would have very much facilitated their re-embarkation. That in fact they did this on the day of the engagement is very likely, from the circumstance, that in spite of the asserted panic ¿ight of the Persians, the victors succeeded in capturing only seven vessels.
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