The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Agesilaus by Xenophon:|
soldiers: "I shall lead you at once by the shortest route to the
stronghold of the enemy's territory. Your general asks you to keep
yourselves on the alert in mind and body, as men about to enter the
lists of battle on the instant."
 Or, "the richest parts of the country," viz. Lydia; Plut. "Ages."
But Tissaphernes was persuaded that this was all talk on his part for
the purpose of outwitting him a second time: now certainly Agesilaus
would make an incursion into Caria. So once again the satrap
transported his infantry over into that country just has he had done
before, and as before he posted his cavalry in the plain of the