Cost of Glory

Highlights from Book 6 of Xenophon's Anabasis

In this episode:
-Drinking parties, War Dances 
-Why every modern gentleman should sacrifice to the gods
-How to gracefully decline a promotion 
-Hercules in Hell
-On keeping the Fellowship together
-Isolated sheep rustling incident threatens to start an international war 
-The value of a cool head 

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.