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‘ [3] Know ye not,’ said he, ‘that the end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered?’ Accordingly, he exerted himself yet more strenuously in military and hunting expeditions, suffering distress and risking his life , so that a Spartan ambassador who came up with him as he was bringing down a great lion, said: ‘Nobly, indeed, Alexander, hast thou struggled with the lion to see which should be king.’

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