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.

Über die Reitkunst

Author: Xenophon,Richard Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783275017249

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 160

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Der Graf von Monte Christo (Gesamtausgabe in 6 Bänden)

Abenteuer-Klassiker

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027219264

Category: Fiction

Page: 940

View: 3156

Der Graf von Monte Christo ist ein Abenteuerroman von Alexandre Dumas. Das Werk hat viele nachfolgende Künstler beeinflusst und wurde zu einem Klassiker der Weltliteratur. Zur Handlung: Der junge Seemann Edmond Dantès kehrt mit der "Pharao", einem Schiff des Reeders Morrel, am 24. Februar 1815 nach Marseille zurück. Dantès, der an Bord Erster Offizier ist, genießt die Wertschätzung Morrels und soll zum Kapitän befördert werden. Auch sein privates Glück scheint perfekt: Er liebt die schöne Katalanin Mercédès, die Hochzeit des Paares ist beschlossene Sache. Während der Fahrt der "Pharao" ist der bisherige Kapitän Leclère, ein Anhänger Napoleons, verstorben. Auf dem Sterbebett vertraute er Dantès ein Paket an und befahl ihm, es dem Großmarschall Henri-Gratien Bertrand auf der Insel Elba auszuhändigen, wohin Napoleon ins Exil verbannt wurde. Dantès erfüllt den letzten Wunsch des Kapitäns, erhält auf Elba wiederum einen Brief Napoleons und den Auftrag, diesen in Paris einem bestimmten Mann zu überbringen.... Alexandre Dumas der Ältere (1802-1870) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Ein Markenzeichen von Dumas' Romanen sind fiktive oder pseudohistorische Protagonisten (zum Beispiel der Musketier d'Artagnan), deren Abenteuer in einen Kontext historischer Ereignisse und historischer Persönlichkeiten gestellt werden. Die bekanntesten, immer wieder aufgelegten und nicht nur von Jugendlichen gelesenen Romane sind: Die drei Musketiere, Zwanzig Jahre danach, Königin Margot, Der Graf von Monte Christo und Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske, Das Halsband der Königin.

Lessons from the Past

The Moral Use of History in Fourth-Century Prose

Author: Frances Anne Pownall

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472025671

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 4912

Because of the didactic nature of the historical genre, many scholars ancient and modern have seen connections between history and rhetoric. So far, discussion has centered on fifth-century authors -- Herodotus and Thucydides, along with the sophists and early philosophers. Pownall extends the focus of this discussion into an important period. By focusing on key intellectuals and historians of the fourth century (Plato and the major historians -- Xenophon, Ephorus, and Theopompus), she examines how these prose writers created an aristocratic version of the past as an alternative to the democratic version of the oratorical tradition. Frances Pownall is Professor of History and Classics, University of Alberta.

Uniting States

Voluntary Union in World Politics

Author: Joseph M. Parent

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199782199

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 5192

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

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

Author: Houliang Lu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443871397

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 4540

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...

The Persian Expedition

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909382

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3043

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.

Hellenika

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865393678

Category:

Page: 480

View: 6059

History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides,Rex Warner,M. Finley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140440399

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 4965

A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus

Author: Michael A. Flower

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195188683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 1530

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.

Wespen

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110390779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 4624

This bilingual edition of Aristophanes’s The Wasps includes an introduction, prose translation, and long-awaited German commentary. A classic work of Attic comedy, The Wasps satirizes developments in Athenian justice and politics via a generational struggle in which the son seeks to re-educate the father. With perfect narrative structure, The Wasps casts a humorous light on the early post-Pericles era in Athens.

Syllecta Classica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical literature

Page: N.A

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Die klassische Welt

eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608944672

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 730

View: 4043

Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen.

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

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: American literature

Page: N.A

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