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Hiero

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Xenophon (431-355 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, was a soldier, mercenary and an admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the sayings of Socrates, and the life of Greece. He participated in the expedition led by Cyrus the Younger against his older brother, the emperor Artaxerxes II of Persia, in 401 BC. His reco ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published September 24th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published August 1st 2003)
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Erik Graff
Nov 05, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Xenophon fans
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This is a heavily annotated rendition of Xenophon's imaginary dialog between the poet Symonides of Ceos and the Syracusan tyrant Hiero about the relative merits of being a tyrant and being a free citizen. Hiero carries most of the text, pointing out how things aren't as they might seem, autocrats having a difficult time of it. Symonides ends the dialog with some prescription as to how one might rule well and avoid many of the problems adduced by Hiero.

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A dialogue between Hiero the tyrant and a poet who is his friend..weak as the arguments are very often heard.
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Xenophon (Ancient Greek Ξενοφῶν, Modern Greek "Ξενοφών", "Ξενοφώντας"; ca. 431 – 355 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, was a soldier, mercenary and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and the life of ancient Greece.

Historical and biographical works
Anabasis (or The Persian Expediti
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The Persian Expedition A History of My Times Conversations of Socrates The Education of Cyrus The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

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