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[7] When, however, they called together the soldiers and told them these things, the leader1 of Cyrus' former troops replied: “But, men of Lacedaemon, we are the same men now as we were last year; but our commander now is one man, and in the past was another. Therefore you are at once able to judge for yourselves the reason why we are not at fault now, although we were then.”

1 Probably Xenophon himself.

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