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Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the ...more
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Published January 1st 1925 by Harvard University Press
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When most people think of ancient historians, they think of Thucydides, Herodotus, Polybius, and Plutarch. For those interested in ancient military tactics, Julius Caesar comes to mind. But Xenophon is another ancient historian, whose participation in many of the things he writes about adds authenticity to his writing.

I never studied ancient Greek in school, though I have, in recent years, studied Biblical Greek informally, using a DVD course, textbook, and workbook. Thus, I decided to read this
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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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