Xenophon





Xenophon


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Athens, Greece
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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 Expedition)
Cyropaedia
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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The Persian Expedition

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A History of My Times

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Conversations of Socrates

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The Education of Cyrus

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The Art of Horsemanship

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Anabasis 1-4

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Cyropaedia Volume 1, books 1-4

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Apology of Socrates

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“Anything forced is not beautiful”
Xenophon, The Art of Horsemanship

“No human being will ever know the truth, for even if they happened to say it by chance, they would not know they had done so.”
Xenophon

“You are well aware that it is not numbers or strength that bring the victories in war. No, it is when one side goes against the enemy with the gods' gift of a stronger morale that their adversaries, as a rule, cannot withstand them. I have noticed this point too, my friends, that in soldiering the people whose one aim is to keep alive usually find a wretched and dishonorable death, while the people who, realizing that death is the common lot of all men, make it their endeavour to die with honour, somehow seem more often to reach old age and to have a happier life when they are alive. These are facts which you too should realize (our situation demands it) and should show that you yourselves are brave men and should call on the rest to do likewise.”
Xenophon, The Persian Expedition

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