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Robert B. Strassler

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika (0362) — Toimittaja — 589 kappaletta

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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 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 20, 2024 |
I have yet to read a single word by Xenophon. I'm sure the book is very good. It's four-or-five thousand years old and it's still in print, so I feel safe in saying that. But I will not attempt to review this work until I've read it through and had a chance to think about my notes.
 
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NathanielPoe | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2019 |
The Landmark presentation is as superb here as for their editions of Herodotus and Thucydides. The 4-star rating (instead of 5) is purely for the original work, which is not nearly as interesting as the earlier works. Still, it's one of the rare early histories available.
 
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auntmarge64 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 28, 2012 |
This is the third release in the impressive Landmark series from Robert Strassler and once again this is a notable contribution. The work, Hellenica (Ἑλληνικά), is an important work of the Greek writer Xenophon and one of the principal sources for the final seven years of the Peloponnesian War not covered by Thucydides, and the war's aftermath. The appendices are extremely helpful and illustrative of the most important issues in the the Hellenika; in addition, the maps and supplemental materials are first-rate.

Xenophon (Ancient Greek Ξενοφῶν, Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Xenophon's writings, especially the Anabasis, are often read by beginning students of the Greek language. His Hellenica is a major primary source for events in Greece from 411 to 362 BC, and is considered to be the continuation of the History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, going so far as to begin with the phrase "Following these events...". The Hellenica recounts the last seven years of the Peloponnesian war, as well as its aftermath. His Socratic writings, preserved complete, along with the dialogues of Plato, are the only surviving representatives of the genre of Sokratikoi logoi.

Socratic dialogue (Greek: Σωκρατικὸς λόγος or Σωκρατικὸς διάλογος) is a genre of prose literary works developed in Greece at the turn of the fourth century BC, preserved today in the dialogues of Plato and the Socratic works of Xenophon - either dramatic or narrative - in which characters discuss moral and philosophical problems, illustrating a version of the Socratic method. Socrates is often the main character.

Xeonophon's works include:

Historical and biographical works

Anabasis (also: The Persian Expedition or The March Up Country or The Expedition of Cyrus)
Cyropaedia (also: The Education of Cyrus)
Hellenica
Agesilaus

Socratic works and dialogues

Memorabilia
Oeconomicus
Symposium
Apology
Hiero

Short treatises

On Horsemanship
The Cavalry General
Hunting with Dogs
Ways and Means
Constitution of Sparta
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