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[4] There were many who chose this course, and so it came to pass that AgesilaĆ¼s quickly had a large force of warlike horsemen instead of worthless men-at-arms. 1 For those who did not wish to do military service hired those who did, and those who did not wish to serve as horsemen hired those who did. Indeed, AgesilaĆ¼s thought Agamemnon had done well in accepting a good mare and freeing a cowardly rich man from military service. 2

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