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.

Schrift vom Staatswesen der Athener

Author: Aristoteles,Georg Kaibel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 108

View: 9285

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


Author: Xenophon

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Persian Expedition

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909382

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7973

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.

Uniting States

Voluntary Union in World Politics

Author: Joseph M. Parent

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199782199

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8181

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

View: 5171

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: 3712

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

Thought and Experience from Gilgamesh to St. Augustine

Author: Nels M. Bailkey

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 9780669277449

Category: History

Page: 507

View: 9406

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.

Das Hexen-Amulett

Author: Susannah Kells

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644411719

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4808

Die Sünde, der Tod – und eine Liebe, die alles besiegt England im 17. Jahrhundert: Die junge Dorcas wächst in einem so frommen wie strengen Elternhaus auf. Als sie heimlich ein Bad im Fluss nimmt, wird sie von dem jungen Adeligen Toby Lazen überrascht. Doch auch ihr missgünstiger Bruder Ebenezer hat alles mitverfolgt. Als Dorcas daraufhin mit einem ältlichen Glaubensbruder verheiratet werden soll, sucht sie ihr Heil in der Flucht. Im Studierzimmer des Vaters hat sie zuvor ein seltsames Amulett gefunden. Und einen Brief: Das Schmuckstück sei Schlüssel zu ihrer Vergangenheit. Als sie Toby wieder trifft, brennt ihr Herz bald lichterloh für ihn. So lichterloh wie die Scheiterhaufen vor dem Tower in London ...

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324994

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 2448

Examines the Peloponnesian War from political, geographical, material, and cultural perspectives.

Der Staat (illustriert)

Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755


Page: N.A

View: 3423

„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.


Die Rosenkriege 01 - Roman

Author: Conn Iggulden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453417960


Page: 608

View: 1195

History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides,Rex Warner,M. Finley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140440399

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 6585

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

An diesem Tage lasen wir nicht weiter

Das letzte Jahr mit meiner Mutter

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843703914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 3022

„Was liest du gerade?“ So beginnt das Gespräch zwischen Will Schwalbe und seiner Mutter Mary Anne. Sie ist todkrank, doch anstatt zu verzweifeln, widmet sie sich ihrer großen Leidenschaft, dem Lesen. Über ein Jahr begleitet Will seine Mutter bis zum Ende ihres Lebens – und durch eine Welt von Büchern, die sie gemeinsam erkunden: Joseph und seine Brüder, Die Eleganz des Igels, Der Vorleser ... Am Ende erkennt Will: Lesen ist nicht das Gegenteil von handeln – es ist das Gegenteil von sterben. Will Schwalbe erzählt die Geschichte jenes Jahres. Er erzählt von den Büchern, die ihrer beider Leben geprägt haben. Und er erzählt von Trauer, Angst und der Erkenntnis, dass das Glück ganz unerwartet aus dem Moment heraus entsteht.