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A History of My Times

A History of My Times

  • Author: Xenophon
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141926856
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia. An Athenian by birth, Xenophon became a firm supporter of the Spartan cause, and fought against the Athenians in the battle of Coronea. Combining history and memoir, this is a brilliant account of the triumphs and failures of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of crisis.

History of my times (Hellenica).

History of my times (Hellenica).

  • Author: Xénophon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Greece
  • Page: 362
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Uniting States

Uniting States

Voluntary Union in World Politics

  • Author: Joseph M. Parent
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199782199
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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What causes states to politically unify voluntarily? Uniting States develops a realist explanation of voluntary union and argues that unions are the balancing coalitions of last resort.

Xenophon And The History Of His Times

Xenophon And The History Of His Times

  • Author: John Dillery
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134874693
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Xenophon and the History of his Times examines Xenophon's longer historical works, the Hellenica and the Anabasis. Dillery considers how far these texts reflect the Greek intellectual world of the fourth and fifth centuries B.C., rather than focusing on the traditional question of how accurate they are as histories. Through analysis of the complete corpus of Xenophon's work, and the writings of his contemporaries, Xenophon is shown to be very much a man of his times, concerned with topical issues ranging from panhellenism and utopia to how far the gods controlled human history. This book will be valuable reading for students on ancient history courses and for all those interested in Greek political and philosophical thought.

Xenophon’s Theory of Moral Education

Xenophon’s Theory of Moral Education

  • Author: Houliang Lu
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443871397
  • Category: History
  • Page: 250
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Xenophon the Athenian, who is well known both as a historian and as a witness of Socratic philosophy, developed his own systematic thought on moral education from a social and mainly political perspective in his extant works. His discourse on moral education represents the view of an unusual historical figure; an innovative thinker, as well as a man of action, a mercenary general and a world citizen in his age. As such, it is therefore different from the discourse of contemporary pure philoso...

Readings in Ancient History

Readings in Ancient History

Thought and Experience from Gilgamesh to St. Augustine

  • Author: Nels M. Bailkey
  • Publisher: D C Heath & Company
  • ISBN: 9780669277449
  • Category: History
  • Page: 507
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This primary source reader covers the entire span of ancient history, providing helpful editorial material and carefully selected sources to promote student learning. The selections in this text encourage critical thinking through an examination of parallel developments across ancient civilizations during the same historical periods.

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

  • Author: Lawrence A. Tritle
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313324994
  • Category: History
  • Page: 206
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Examines the Peloponnesian War from political, geographical, material, and cultural perspectives.

The Persian Expedition

The Persian Expedition

  • Author: Xenophon
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141909382
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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In The Persian Expedition, Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.

The Contemporary Review

The Contemporary Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Kyrupädie

Kyrupädie

  • Author: Xenophon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Sturmvogel

Sturmvogel

Die Rosenkriege 1 - Roman

  • Author: Conn Iggulden
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641145570
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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Ein Sturm zieht über England herauf: Der Kampf um die Krone beginnt England 1437: König Henry VI. ist krank und unfähig zu regieren, das Königshaus gerät ins Wanken. Zudem droht ein Konflikt mit Frankreich, der England in eine Katastrophe reißen könnte. Die Vermählung Henrys mit der französischen Adeligen Margaret von Anjou soll die Macht des Reiches sichern. Doch das Bündnis mit den verhassten Franzosen ruft bei der Bevölkerung Empörung hervor. Richard, Duke von York, nutzt den Hass gegen den König und seine willensstarke Gemahlin zu seinen Zwecken – die Rosenkriege beginnen ...

Syllecta Classica

Syllecta Classica

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical literature
  • Page: N.A
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Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

post victorium Bartoletti

  • Author: Mortimer Chambers
  • Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783815413654
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 96
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History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Author: Thucydides,Rex Warner,M. Finley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140440399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 648
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A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catalogs, Subject
  • Page: N.A
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Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus

  • Author: Michael A. Flower
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195188683
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 242
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Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus, is one of the most famous survival stories ever written and the most important autobiographical work to have survived from ancient Greece. This book places the Anabasis in its historical and literary context and opens up for the reader different ways of interpreting its major themes.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Union catalogs
  • Page: N.A
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Penguin classics

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780147710901
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 233
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Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

  • Author: Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393072907
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization—one with great resonance for American society today. Socrates’ trial and death together form an iconic moment in Western civilization. In 399 BCE, the great philosopher stood before an Athenian jury on serious charges: impiety and “subverting the young men of the city.” The picture we have of it—created by his immediate followers, Plato and Xenophon, and perpetuated in countless works of literature and art ever since—is of a noble man putting his lips to the poisonous cup of hemlock, sentenced to death in a fit of folly by an ancient Athenian democracy already fighting for its own life. But an icon, an image, is not reality, and time has transmuted so many of the facts into historical fable. Aware of these myths, Robin Waterfield has examined the actual Greek sources and presents here a new Socrates, in which he separates the legend from the man himself. As Waterfield recounts the story, the charges of impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens were already enough for a death sentence, but the prosecutors accused him of more. They asserted that Socrates was not just an atheist and the guru of a weird sect but also an elitist who surrounded himself with politically undesirable characters and had mentored those responsible for defeat in the Peloponnesian War. Their claims were not without substance, for Plato and Xenophon, among Socrates’ closest companions, had idolized him as students, while Alcibiades, the hawkish and notoriously self-serving general, had brought Athens to the brink of military disaster. In fact, as Waterfield perceptively shows through an engrossing historical narrative, there was a great deal of truth, from an Athenian perspective, in these charges. The trial was, in part, a response to troubled times—Athens was reeling from a catastrophic war and undergoing turbulent social changes—and Socrates’ companions were unfortunately direct representatives of these troubles. Their words and actions, judiciously sifted and placed in proper context, not only serve to portray Socrates as a flesh-and-blood historical figure but also provide a good lens through which to explore both the trial and the general history of the period. Ultimately, the study of these events and principal figures allows us to finally strip away the veneer that has for so long denied us glimpses of the real Socrates. Why Socrates Died is an illuminating, authoritative account of not only one of the defining periods of Western civilization but also of one of its most defining figures.