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The army appears to have advanced in three divisions, from Sardis to the Hellespont, partly along the shore and partly inland, and to have occupied Northern Greece Some minor incidents almost without opposition. vast occurred on the way such as a trial of seamanship, in which the Sidonians proved themselves the best; and some losses from thunderstorms, and from lions who, descending from the Thessalian hills, devoured some of the baggage horses. All the Greek states, with the exception of Athens and Sparta, at once succumbed, and sent messengers to Xerxes, bearing earth and while the hand- water, the symbols of their submission : HISTORY OF PERSIA.