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[ 46 I sell under the swords of the Greeks. At this juncture,the ten thousand troops sent with Eyealtes, appeared inauspiciously on the brow of the mountain behind the Greeks, who at the sightof them retired into the narrowest part of the pass and drew close to each other. The Persians now pressed on these heroes in front and in the rear, and a dreadful conflictensued. The Greeks overwhelmed but not conquered, fought on till every individual save one, was slain; and the single refugee on reaching his own city with the news of the action, was treated as a coward with universal contempt. 20. Cesar. When Cesar the Roman General was ad vised by his friends to be more cautious and not to move about among the common people without being armed, replied, “He that lives in fear of death, feels its torments every mo ment. I will feel its torments but once.”