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Imagine during battle a javelin pierces both your thighs completely through so that you cannot move. And imagine you have the guts and the strength of will to snap the javelin in half to get yourself free. That’s what happened to this famous Greek, Philopoemen, in the twilight of empire.
Learn the details of Philopoemen’s leadership from Plutarch’s Lives for Boys & Girls, retold by W.H. Weston, and illustrated by W. Rainey, published in London & Edinburgh in the early 1900′s.