Cost of Glory

Announcement of the next pair of biographies. Also, Plutarch's advice on how to Profit from your enemies.

Show Notes

How enemies can be more useful than Reason itself.  Anecdotes from Chilon of Sparta, Scipio Nasica. From Plutarch's treatise How to Profit from your Enemies.  

His treatise was addressed to Cornelius Pulcher, of Epidaurus, custodian of the cult of Asclepius.

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