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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 mostrar mais 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, and the Spartan king Agesilaus, all of whom he wrote about with an air of close personal knowledge. His works include the autobiographical Anabasis, an account of his service with a mercenary Greek army that marched from Mesopotamia to the Black Sea after the defeat and death of the younger Cyrus. It provides the most detailed single perspective on the military practices and military mentality of Xenophon's age. His Hellenica, by contrast, is an impersonal continuation to the end of the Peloponnesian War of the work of Thucydides and a patchy memoir that concentrates on Sparta's fortunes until the definitive end of its power in 362 b.c. Xenophon's other major works are the Cyropaedia and the rambling Socratic dialogues known as the Memorabilia. The Cyropaedia is a fictional idealization of the career of Cyrus the Great, the only great conqueror known to the Greeks before Alexander. Often regarded merely as a novel, it is a species of a priori historical reconstruction. A retrojection of the military science and political values of the day into a largely unknown Persia of the past, it is intended to explain Cyrus's success on rational principles. The Memorabilia and the Socratic Apology that comes down with them contain nothing of philosophical value but are thought by some scholars to offer a possible corrective to Plato's altogether too Platonic Socrates. Xenophon had a conventional and second-rate mind, but he is a valuable resource because of his mediocrity. He enables us to make contact with an ordinary intellect from a world that often seems dominated by geniuses. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Xenophon

The Anabasis [in translation] (0370) — Autor — 2,390 cópias
A History of My Times (0355) — Autor — 837 cópias
Anabasis [Ancient Greek] (1887) 407 cópias
Memorabilia (0371) 385 cópias
Cyropaedia [in translation] (0370) 354 cópias
The Art of Horsemanship (0355) 144 cópias
Symposium (1888) 65 cópias
Socratic discourses (1927) 63 cópias
Oeconomicus [Ancient Greek] (1949) 53 cópias
Xenophontis Opera omnia (1900) 39 cópias
Cyropaedia [Ancient Greek] (1919) 30 cópias
Obres socràtiques menors (1924) 27 cópias
Complete works (1845) 27 cópias
The Economist [translation] (0360) 24 cópias
Historia Graeca (2004) 17 cópias
Minor Works (Greek) (1999) 15 cópias
Agesilaus (0360) 11 cópias
Le Tavole di Licurgo (1985) 8 cópias
Anábasis (1996) 8 cópias
L'Anabase. Le banquet (1967) 8 cópias
The Cavalry General (0350) 8 cópias
Opere 8 cópias
Anábasis. Libro primero (1988) 8 cópias
Records de Sòcrates (1929) 7 cópias
Oeuvres completes, tome 3 (1967) 7 cópias
Hellenika II. 3.11-IV. 2.8 (1995) 7 cópias
The Apology (0385) 7 cópias
OEuvres complètes, tome 2 (1967) 6 cópias
Mémorables (2015) 5 cópias
On Revenues (0355) 5 cópias
Anábasis y obras menores (2007) 5 cópias
Anabasi - Elleniche (2012) 5 cópias
Oeuvres complètes, Tome 1 (1967) 5 cópias
Memories of socrates (2023) 4 cópias
Ierone, o Della tirannide (2011) 4 cópias
Ciropèdia, Vol. II, III (1933) 4 cópias
"Apology" and "Memorabilia" (2008) 4 cópias
Apology and Memorabilia (2019) 3 cópias
The Sportsman (2004) 3 cópias
La tirannide 3 cópias
Elleniche/Anabasi (1996) 3 cópias
Xenophontis Scripta Minora (1925) 3 cópias
Tutti gli scritti socratici (2013) 3 cópias
Het diner (2019) 2 cópias
Hellenica 2 cópias
Opera Omnia 2 cópias
HELENICAS (2015) 2 cópias
Apologia de Socrates (2005) 2 cópias
Sokrates (1966) 2 cópias
Detti memorabili di Socrate (1998) 2 cópias
Expeditio Cyri 2 cópias
The Greek Historians Vol 2. (1942) 2 cópias
Hellenika I-II.3.10 (1993) 2 cópias
Hellenica; books I-II (1899) 2 cópias
Stories From Xenophon (1992) 2 cópias
Cyropaedia II 2 cópias
Ledarskap 1 exemplar(es)
Hostina ; Sokratova obhajoba (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Anthia és Habrokomész 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasi-Elleniche. Ediz. integrale (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Anabasi libro primo 1 exemplar(es)
Il libro 3. dell'Anabasi 1 exemplar(es)
Erindringer om Sokrates 1 exemplar(es)
Opuscles 1 exemplar(es)
L`EXPEDICIÓ DELS DEU MIL iii (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
Cineg©·tic 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasi - Elleniche 1 exemplar(es)
Amintiri despre Socrate 1 exemplar(es)
HELENICAS. LIBRO 1 1 exemplar(es)
Kyrosexpeditionen 1 exemplar(es)
Emlékeim Szókratészről (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Mindeskrift om Sokrates 1 exemplar(es)
L' Anabasi La Ciropedia 1 exemplar(es)
Sócrates, vida y doctrinas (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Ciropedia. Libro sexto 1 exemplar(es)
Senofonte 1 exemplar(es)
Ciropedia (libro terzo) 1 exemplar(es)
Ciropedia (libro primo) 1 exemplar(es)
Constitución de Esparta (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Onnia 1 exemplar(es)
L' art de la chasse 1 exemplar(es)
La caccia 1 exemplar(es)
Ierone 1 exemplar(es)
Ciropèdia, vol. II 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophontis Opera 1 exemplar(es)
Kürosz nevelkedése ; Anabázis (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Athènes et Sparte 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophontis Cyropaedia 1 exemplar(es)
Avcilik Sanati (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Hellenika: Yunan Tarihi (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
yunan tarihi (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Οικονομικός (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Obres socrátiques menos 1 exemplar(es)
Efesíaques 1 exemplar(es)
Met Cyrus naar Babylon 1 exemplar(es)
Cinegètic 1 exemplar(es)
RECORDS DE SÒCRATES 1 exemplar(es)
Hipparchikos 1 exemplar(es)
O Princípe Perfeito 1 exemplar(es)
Banquet (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Oeuvres complètes 1 exemplar(es)
L'Anabase (extraits) 1 exemplar(es)
Opuscles 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon 1 exemplar(es)
Econômico, 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasi (Collezione Filo di perle) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
HELÉNICAS. LIBRO II 1 exemplar(es)
La marcha de los diez mil (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Socrates' Defense 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I.-iv (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon's Economist 1 exemplar(es)
Works III 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Works V 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon's Minor Works (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Les memorables (Traduction) (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
The Polity of the Athenians (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Cyri Anabasis 1 exemplar(es)
Cyropaedia, Books I-VIII (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Hellenika : II.3-IV.2.8 (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
De Cyri expeditione 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophontis Oeconomicus 1 exemplar(es)
L'anabase Traductions Hatier (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Spelman's Xenophon 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon Symposium (1880) 1 exemplar(es)
Oeconomicus (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Xenofons Gastmahl (German Edition) (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Opuscula V 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon's Anabasis: Book 1-4 (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
The Complete Xenophon Collection (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon Anabasis III & IV (1928) 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon's Symposium, With Notes (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Operum 1 exemplar(es)
The Xenophon Collection (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophontis operum 1 exemplar(es)
Writer of Attic prose 1 exemplar(es)
Story of Cyrus 1 exemplar(es)
Das Gastmahl. (1957) 1 exemplar(es)
Memorias 1 exemplar(es)
On Government 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophons Anabasis: Text 1 exemplar(es)
Hiéron (French Edition) 1 exemplar(es)
Cynegeticus: On Hunting with Dogs (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
HELLÉNIQUES (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Paardrijden 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasis - Buch V 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasis - Buch VI-VII 1 exemplar(es)
Anabasis - Buch II-IV 1 exemplar(es)
Xenophon Classics: Hellenica (2019) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Portable Greek Historians (1959) — Contribuinte — 555 cópias
The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Contribuinte — 452 cópias
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
On Tyranny (1963)algumas edições283 cópias
Greek Civilization and Character (1924) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Classic Travel Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Komt een Griek bij de dokter humor in de oudheid (2007) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Selections from Greek Historians (1878) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Griekse geschiedschrijvers (1951) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Nome de batismo
Outros nomes
Xenophon of Athens
Data de nascimento
431 BCE (circa)
Data de falecimento
355 BCE
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Erchia, Athens, Greece
Local de falecimento
Corinth, Greece
Locais de residência
informally, a student of Socrates
writer (general non-fiction)
war correspondent



This is one of those books you read to learn something interesting, not so much for entertainment. And it is definately interesting. The commentary and annotations add quite a bit to the book. I especially liked the appendixes, they add quite a bit of context.

However, due to the nature of this book, there are quite a bit of names, places, dates, and terminology thrown at you, as a result, on first reading, it all gets jumbled together. But, on the whole, I have a lot more understanding of Ancient Greek Culture.

As for this edition - it really is well put together. I believe that its intended for the regular reader, rather than an academic. I also quite like the commentary (This is what I believe, but most people think this). Its all over the book, and brings out how the rivalry of academics. It also lightens the tone of what is a very serious book.
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TheDivineOomba | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 20, 2024 |
As presented by Xenophon, Socrates is a man who knows he is the smartest guy in the room but disguises it from those who don’t know him well. When asked at the symposium to join in telling the party what he is best at or proudest of, Socrates answers, not philosophy, but pimping, by which he seems to mean introducing people to one another. He always has more than one item on his agenda. When he discusses farming in the Oeconomicus, he is interested not only in how to run a farm but also in the nature of what it means to be a gentleman and the nature of goodness.
His interrogators seldom understand his irony. In the Apology, when he is asked why he chooses death over some of the other punishments he might ask for, he says that he wants to die before he has to put up with the pains of old age. Kill me now because old age sucks is not a serious argument, but Socrates is the only one in the room who seems to know that.
Bisexual eroticism also stands out in Xenophon’s version of the Symposium. Most of the guests, including Socrates, seem equally turned on by boys and girls, but in the end, everyone except Socrates goes home to play with their wives and girlfriends. Socrates is not anxious to go home to Xantippe, his difficult wife. He heads out into the night alone.
I wish I had read these pieces when I first encountered Socrates in Plato.
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Tom-e | Nov 15, 2023 |
The Ancient Greek term anabasis is ambiguous enough that translators often let it stand. Here are some possibilities: march up country, ascent, and literally, expedition up from. In translating Xenophon’s title, Wayne Ambler opts for The Anabasis of Cyrus, which does not clear up the issue.
Xenophon, a military leader, historian, and friend of Socrates, left Athens to join a Spartan mercenary expedition to aid Cyrus the Younger in his effort to overthrow his brother Artaxerxes. Xenophon took command after Cyrus was killed and the Greek leaders were assassinated. With his force of 10,000 hoplites, he fought his way from Babylon to the Black Sea and through Turkey,
Xenophon appears as a character in the narrative. In chronicling his journey, he describes the leadership styles of his enemies and allies. He led from the front and used argument and consensus more often than threats of force to keep his troops in line.
After the death of Cyrus, the Greek army often lived off the land; you would not have wanted to be a villager in their path. In the mountains, villagers jumped from cliffs to avoid them. Xenophon reports with equal coolness, acts of courage, nobility, and brutality.
The Anabasis is a landmark work of military history that deserves to be read alongside those of Thucydides, Caesar, and Herodotus.
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Tom-e | outras 49 resenhas | Sep 21, 2023 |
markm2315 | outras 49 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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