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ISBN-10: 140655569X

ISBN-13: 9781406555691

Edition: N/A

Authors: Xenophon, Henry G. Dakyns

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Xenophon's life and personality is better known to us, perhaps, than that of any other Greek who lived before Alexander the Great. Much of his considerable output of historical writing and essays is frankly or implicitly autobiographical. He reveals himself as one of those many Athenians and other Greeks who turned to autocratic political models, including admiration of Persia, after the excesses of the Athenian democracy led to disaster in the Peloponnesian War. He also reveals himself as much more than a literary man and a critic of his times. A gentleman adventurer and something of a professional soldier, he followed in turn the philosopher Socrates, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger,…