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He did also try to make his companions efficient in affairs, as I will now show. For holding that it is good for anyone who means to do honourable work to have self-control, he made it clear to his companions, in the first place, that he had been assiduous in self-discipline;1 moreover, in his conversation he exhorted his companions to cultivate self-control above all things.

1 Cyropaedia VIII. i. 32.

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