Aratus (Defeat near Lykaion)

Author Plutarch
Subject History of Mt. Lykaion and Area

Plutarch, Aratus, 36.1 from The Perseus Digital Library.

In the campaign of this year he was defeated by Cleomenes near Mount Lycaeum, and took to flight; and, since he lost his way in the night, he was thought to be dead, and once more a story to this effect had wide currency among the Greeks. But he escaped alive and rallied his soldiers, and then was not content to come off safely,

Greek Text

ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ στρατηγίᾳ περὶ τὸ Λύκαιον ἡττηθεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ Κλεομένους ἔφυγε: καὶ πλανηθεὶς νυκτὸς ἔδοξε μὲν τεθνάναι καὶ πάλιν οὗτος ὁ λόγος κατ᾽ αὐτοῦ πολὺς ἐξεφοίτησεν εἰς τοὺς Ἕλληνας: ἀνασωθεὶς δὲ καὶ τοὺς στρατιώτας συναγαγών οὐκ ἠγάπησεν ἀσφαλῶς ἀπελθεῖν,