Cost of Glory

A story about Dionysius I of Syracuse, and some encouragements from Plutarch on how to approach other people's Lives.

Show Notes

**Last minute re-opening of a few slots for the CoG Rome Retreat! **  

Plutarch in On Tranquillity of Mind discusses a way to use the famous phrase Know Thyself.

Some Figures mentioned:

Philip II of Macedon
Alexander the Great
Dionysius I, Tyrant of Syracuse
Philoxenus the Poet
Ismenias, wealthy citizen of Thebes
Epaminondas, Theban general

"Know Thyself"
"Rule the Sparta you got"

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