chapter  4
THE LEGACY OF THE TEN THOUSAND?
Xenophon’s vision and the Spartans in Asia
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Xenophon’s account of Agesilaus’ expedition to Asia Minor is at first full of hope and promise.1 The reaction of the Persians2 and Agesilaus’ own statements of his plans3 suggest that the Spartan king contemplated a march into the heart of the Persian empire.