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Pyrrhus – Episode 2

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Pyrrhus, tempted to fight in the old Homeric style of one on one, strikes me as a man born in the wrong era. With the rise of the Macedonian phalanx, his tactical brilliance sees some success but his personal appetite for risk and voracious craving for the next adventure over the horizon cause him to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory too many times in his life. 

From Fabricius to Sparta to Argos, Pyrrhus seems to learn prudence, but only learns that even the Spartans can defend their homeland with everything they've got. 

How can we learn from Pyrrhus and not earn victories so costly that we end in defeat?

Also, Pyrrhus's end in Argos…

How to read a metaphor (or an omen!). 

And so much more…

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