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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 3, chapter 1 (search)
that we should again go and try persuasion?
In my opinion, gentlemen, we should not simply refuse to admit this fellow to companionship with us, but should deprive him of his captaincy, lay packs on his back, and treat him as that sort of a creature. For the fellow is a disgrace both to his native state and to the whole of Greece, since, being a Greek, he is still a man of this kind.”
Then Agasias, a Stymphalian, broke in and said: “For that matter, this fellow has nothing to do either with Boeotia or with any part of Greece at all, for I have noticed that he has both his ears bored,The Greeks considered it effeminate for a man to wear ear-rings. His bored ears, therefore, marked Apollonides as a barbarian. like a Lydian's.”The Lydians were proverbially effeminate.
In fact, it was so. He, therefore, was driven away, but the others proceeded to visit the various divisionsThe division (ta/cis) was not a body of any specified size, but comprised the troops under the command of a single g<
Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 5, chapter 3 (search)
given to Neon the Asinaean.
As for Xenophon, he caused a votive offering to be made out of Apollo's share of his portion and dedicated it in the treasury of the Athenians at Delphi, inscribing upon it his own name and that of Proxenus, who was killed with Clearchus;Xen. Anab. 2.5. for Proxenus was his friend.Xen. Anab. 3.1.4-10.
The share which belonged to Artemis of the Ephesians he left behind, at the time when he was returning from Asia with Agesilaus to take part in the campaign against Boeotia,In 394 B.C., ending in the hard-fought battle of Coronea, at which Xenophon was present. cp. Xen. Hell. 4.2.1-8, Xen. Hell. 4.3.1-21. in charge of Megabyzus, the sacristan of Artemis, for the reason that his own journey seemed likely to be a dangerous one; and his instructions were that in case he should escape with his life, the money was to be returned to him, but in case any ill should befall him, Megabyzus was to cause to be made and dedicated to Artemis whatever offering he thought wou