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The Value of Friendship (Classic Reprint)
     

The Value of Friendship (Classic Reprint)

by Frederic Lawrence Knowles
 

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Still more noteworthy, if possible, is the story of the Sacred Band of Thebans, a company of one hundred and fifty pair of friends. Two by two in a bond of sacred friendship these sol diers enlisted for a life-and-death struggle to gether; and such heroes they were, through being such friends, that their band was never overborne

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Excerpt from The Value of Friendship

Still more noteworthy, if possible, is the story of the Sacred Band of Thebans, a company of one hundred and fifty pair of friends. Two by two in a bond of sacred friendship these sol diers enlisted for a life-and-death struggle to gether; and such heroes they were, through being such friends, that their band was never overborne in conflict until the great battle of Chaeronea; and then they all stood and fell together, 'faithful unto death.' When Philip of Macedon looked down upon those three hundred hero-friends, dead in their armour, heaped one upon another, having met the spears of the phalanx face to face,' he marvelled at the sight; and learning that it was the Band of Friends, he burst into tears, and said, Perish those who would suspect these men of doing or abetting anything base!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331635697
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
04/19/2017
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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