A History of My Times

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Penguin UK


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.

Xenophon And The History Of His Times

Author: John Dillery

Publisher: Routledge


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.

Uniting States

Voluntary Union in World Politics

Author: Joseph M. Parent

Publisher: OUP USA


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.

Readings in Ancient History

Thought and Experience from Gilgamesh to St. Augustine

Author: Nels M. Bailkey

Publisher: D C Heath & Company


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.

Xenophon’s Theory of Moral Education

Author: Houliang Lu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


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...

The Persian Expedition

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: ePenguin


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 Peloponnesian War

Author: Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 206

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





Category: Greece


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