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The mode of living which he followed personally was in no wise better than that of his associates. He refrained always from overeating and from heavy drinking. Sleep he treated, not as a master, but as governed at all times by what he had to do; and such was his attitude towards heat and cold that he alone was able to make good use of the different seasons; and in his tent, which was in the midst of his soldiers, he had no better bed than anybody else. 1

1 Cf. Plutarch's Life of Agesilaus, chap. xiv. (603); Xenophon, Agesilaus, 5. 2-3, and 9. 5; Cornelius Nepos, xvii., Agesilaus, 5. 2.

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