Cost of Glory

In which we follow the lead of Plutarch and study Pompey's character and analyze what we can learn from the life of Pompey the Great, by comparing him to King Agesilaus of Sparta, whom Plutarch paired him with. 

Sources and Further Reading for the Life of Pompey:  
John Leach, Pompey the Great: 
Robin Seager, Pompey: a Political Biography: 
Gareth Sampson: Rome's Great Eastern War, Lucullus, Pompey and the Conquest of the East: 
-The Battle of Dyrrhachium: 
-The Battle of Pharsalus: 
-"Rome in Crisis" Penguin edition of Plutarch:  (feat. Lives of Sertorius, Lucullus, and Cato the Younger) 
 -"Fall of the Roman Republic" Penguin Plutarch Volume:  (feat. Lives of Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, and Cicero) 

What is Cost of Glory?

The most influential biographies ever written, admired by leaders, creators, soldiers, and thinkers for nearly 2,000 years: Plutarch’s Parallel lives. Essential listening for anyone striving after greatness. Alex Petkas, former professor of ancient philosophy and history, revives and dramatically retells these unforgettable stories for modern audiences. The subjects are statesmen, generals, orators, and founders; pious and profane, stoics and hedonists. The stakes bear on the future of Western civilization. The cost of glory is always great. Visit to find out more.