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  • The Proxenus, that is, who in the ancient cities exercised, in a private station, and as a matter of private magnificence and splendid hospitality (he being always a citizen of the state in which he resided) many of the duties of protection now officially committed to consuls and resident ministers.


  • Proxenus, who was next him, and debated whether to send a detachment or to go in a body to the camp to save it.


  • Proxenus eagerly pressed him to stop — a request which Cyrus with like ardour supported, adding that as soon as the campaign was over he would send him home.


  • Proxenus was next, and after him the rest, while Menon with his troops held the Hellenic left.


  • As soon as Proxenus had said: “I am he, whom you seek,” the man replied:


  • He overtook Proxenus and Cyrus at Sardis, when they were just ready to start on the march up country, and was at once introduced to Cyrus.


  • At the river Caecinus they defeated about three hundred Locrians who came out to meet them under Proxenus the son of Capaton, took arms from the slain, and returned.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Now there was in that host a certain man, an Athenian39, Xenophon, who had accompanied Cyrus, neither as a general, nor as an officer, nor yet as a private soldier, but simply on the invitation of an old friend, Proxenus.


  • Proxenus, the Boeotian, was of a different temperament.


  • Proxenus, also, with fifteen hundred hoplites and five hundred light-armed troops; Sophaenetus the Stymphalian, with one thousand hoplites; Socrates the Achaean, with five hundred hoplites; while the Megarion Pasion came with three hundred hoplites and three hundred peltasts6.



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