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He lost still more reputation by offering to take a command under Tachos the Egyptian. For it was thought unworthy that a man who had been judged noblest and best in Hellas, and who had filled the world with his fame, should furnish a rebel against the Great King, a mere Barbarian, with his person, his name, and his fame, and take money for him, rendering the service of a hired captain of mercenaries. 1

1 Xenophon (AgesilaĆ¼s, ii. 28-31) has AgesilaĆ¼s take this step in order to punish the Great King and liberate again the Greeks of Asia.

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