Cost of Glory

Best highlights, power quotes, and notes from a leadership and adventure classic, Xenophon's Anabasis 2. 

-Deciding who won a battle
-How to deceive the wise
-The noble and the base among Greek leaders
-The hazards of date palm wine

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Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis

Old Penguin Anabasis:

Loeb Edition:

Cyrus The Younger (RIP)
Phalinus of Persia
Ctesias of Cnidos
Clearchus of Laconia/Sparta
Xenophon of Athens
Proxenus of Thebes/Boeotia
Menon of Thessaly
Ataxerxes, King of Kings

What is Cost of Glory?

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