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[4] The king marched against the enemy in close companionship with one who had been crowned victor in the great games. And they tell of a certain Spartan who refused to be bought off from a contest at Olympia by large sums of money, and after a long struggle outwrestled his antagonist. When some one said to him then: ‘What advantage, O Spartan, hast thou got from thy victory?’ he answered, with a smile: ‘I shall stand in front of my king when I fight our enemies.’

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