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The 353 BC Battle of Thermopylae occurred after the defeat at the Battle of Crocus Field left Phocismarker with a greatly reduced army. While King Philip II of Macedon was preparing to attack at Thermopylaemarker, Onomarchus's brother Phayllus took command and began the defense. Phayllus managed to keep Philip out with a heroic stand. Phalaecus succeeded Phocis but stood little chance of turning the war around in the face of the fatal alliance of King Philip and Thebes.

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