These were happy images of shared exploits, battlefield victories, and tender moments crying on each other's shoulders as their world grew uglier.
Dean knew from reading their newspaper comments and hearing of their exploits that age had in no way diminished their faculties.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
Their character is well painted by a contemporary historian of their exploits.'
The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.