117. In this fight at Marathon there were slain of the Barbarians
about six thousand four hundred men, and of the Athenians a hundred
and ninety and two. Such was the number which fell on both sides;
and it happened also that a marvel occurred there of this kind:
an Athenian, Epizelos the son of Cuphagoras, while fighting in the
close combat and proving himself a good man, was deprived of the sight of his eyes, neither having received a blow in any part of his body nor having been hit with a missile, and for the rest of his life from this time he continued to be blind: and I was informed that he used
to tell about that which had happened to him a tale of this kind,
namely that it seemed to him that a tall man in full armour stood
against him, whose beard overshadowed his whole shield; and this
apparition passed him by, but killed his comrade who stood next
to him. Thus, as I was informed, Epizelos told the tale.
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