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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Kyyroksen sotaretki (0370) — Tekijä — 2,304 kappaletta
A History of My Times (0355) — Tekijä — 807 kappaletta
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika (0362) 571 kappaletta
Sokrates (0370) 521 kappaletta
Anabasis [Ancient Greek] (1887) 398 kappaletta
Memorabilia (0371) 371 kappaletta
Cyropaedia [in translation] (0370) 347 kappaletta
Hevostaito (0355) 143 kappaletta
The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis (2021) 129 kappaletta
Xenophon: Hellenica, Books 5-7 (0370) 78 kappaletta
The Sea, The Sea (Penguin Epics) (1886) 75 kappaletta
Symposium (1888) 66 kappaletta
Socratic discourses (1927) 60 kappaletta
Oeconomicus [Ancient Greek] (1949) 51 kappaletta
Xenophontis Opera omnia (1900) 39 kappaletta
Apologia Socratis [Ancient Greek] (1987) 36 kappaletta
Anabasis, Book 1 [Ancient Greek] (1963) 33 kappaletta
Cyropaedia [Ancient Greek] (1919) 30 kappaletta
Complete works (1845) 27 kappaletta
Obres socràtiques menors (1924) 27 kappaletta
Talouden taito (0360) 24 kappaletta
Xenophon: Hellenica, Books I-V (1947) 19 kappaletta
Historia Graeca (2004) 16 kappaletta
Minor Works (Greek) (1999) 14 kappaletta
Agesilaus (0360) 11 kappaletta
Anabasis, Book 2 [Ancient Greek] (1925) 10 kappaletta
Symposium ; Sokrates' verdediging (2000) 10 kappaletta
Anábasis. Libro primero (1988) 9 kappaletta
Opere 8 kappaletta
Le Tavole di Licurgo (1985) 8 kappaletta
Anábasis (1996) 8 kappaletta
The Cavalry General (0350) 8 kappaletta
L'Anabase. Le banquet (1967) 8 kappaletta
Xenophon: Hellenika I-II.3.10 (1989) 7 kappaletta
Hellenika II. 3.11-IV. 2.8 (1995) 7 kappaletta
The Apology (0385) 6 kappaletta
Oeuvres completes, tome 3 (1967) 6 kappaletta
Anabasis - On Binler'in Donusu (2015) 6 kappaletta
Constitution of the Athenians (2002) 6 kappaletta
OEuvres complètes, tome 2 (1967) 6 kappaletta
Records de Sòcrates (1929) 6 kappaletta
Xenophontis opera omnia, vol. 4 (1910) 6 kappaletta
Anabasi - Elleniche (2012) 5 kappaletta
Anábasis y obras menores (2007) 5 kappaletta
On Revenues (0355) 5 kappaletta
Oeuvres complètes, Tome 1 (1967) 5 kappaletta
Mémorables (2015) 5 kappaletta
Xenophontis opera omnia, vol. 3 (2017) 5 kappaletta
Xenophón történeti munkái (2001) 4 kappaletta
La república de los atenienses (2010) 4 kappaletta
Ciropèdia, Vol. II, III (1933) 4 kappaletta
Elleniche. Testo greco a fronte (2002) 4 kappaletta
"Apology" and "Memorabilia" (2008) 4 kappaletta
Ierone, o Della tirannide (2011) 4 kappaletta
Tutti gli scritti socratici (2013) 3 kappaletta
Apology and Memorabilia (2019) 3 kappaletta
Memorabilia (Agora Editions) (2014) 3 kappaletta
La tirannide 3 kappaletta
Iktisat Üzerine - Oikonomikos (2020) 3 kappaletta
Xenophontis Scripta Minora (1925) 3 kappaletta
The Sportsman (2004) 3 kappaletta
Kyropedia : den ideelle hersker (2021) 3 kappaletta
The Hellenica Books I and II (1939) 3 kappaletta
Het diner (2019) 2 kappaletta
Sokrates'ten Anılar 2 kappaletta
Apologia de Socrates (2005) 2 kappaletta
Sokrates (1966) 2 kappaletta
Expeditio Cyri 2 kappaletta
HELENICAS (2015) 2 kappaletta
L' amministrazione della casa (1989) 2 kappaletta
Elleniche/Anabasi (1996) 2 kappaletta
Opera Omnia 2 kappaletta
Hellenika I-II.3.10 (1993) 2 kappaletta
Hellenica; books I-II (1899) 2 kappaletta
Sōkratous apologia 2 kappaletta
The Greek Historians Vol 2. (1942) 2 kappaletta
Cyropaedia II 2 kappaletta
Stories From Xenophon (1992) 2 kappaletta
Detti memorabili di Socrate (1998) 1 kappale
Senofonte 1 kappale
Ledarskap 1 kappale
Cineg©·tic 1 kappale
Opuscles 1 kappale
Emlékeim Szókratészről (1986) 1 kappale
Sócrates, vida y doctrinas (2000) 1 kappale
Constitución de Esparta (2009) 1 kappale
Onnia 1 kappale
La caccia 1 kappale
Ierone 1 kappale
La marcha de los diez mil (2018) 1 kappale
yunan tarihi (1999) 1 kappale
Οικονομικός (1997) 1 kappale
Banquet (1996) 1 kappale
Efesíaques 1 kappale
Opuscles 1 kappale
Cinegètic 1 kappale
Hipparchikos 1 kappale
Xenophon 1 kappale
Econômico, 1 kappale
Works III 1 kappale
Xenophon's Minor Works (2016) 1 kappale
Les memorables (Traduction) (1959) 1 kappale
The Polity of the Athenians (2015) 1 kappale
Hellenica 1 kappale
Oeconomicus (2012) 1 kappale
Opuscula V 1 kappale
Xenophon Symposium (1880) 1 kappale
Memories of socrates (2023) 1 kappale
Story of Cyrus 1 kappale
Memorias 1 kappale
Das Gastmahl. (1957) 1 kappale
On Government 1 kappale
Xenophon Anabasis III & IV (1928) 1 kappale
Operum 1 kappale
Hellenika : II.3-IV.2.8 (2021) 1 kappale
The Sportsman (Dodo Press) (2007) 1 kappale
Paardrijden 1 kappale
Cyri Anabasis 1 kappale
Cyropaedia, Books I-VIII (2016) 1 kappale
The Xenophon Collection (2012) 1 kappale
HELLÉNIQUES (2018) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Portable Greek Historians (1959) — Avustaja — 540 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Avustaja — 441 kappaletta
Men at war : the best war stories of all time (1942) — Avustaja — 283 kappaletta
On Tyranny (1963)eräät painokset269 kappaletta
Greek Civilization and Character (1924) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta
Classic Travel Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Komt een Griek bij de dokter humor in de oudheid (2007) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Selections from Greek Historians (1878) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Griekse geschiedschrijvers (1951) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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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 | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2023 |
Μεγάλη ιστορία!
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