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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“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

“In my experience, men who respond to good fortune with modesty and kindness are harder to find than those who face adversity with courage. For in the very nature of things, success tends to create pride and blindness in the hearts of men, while suffering teaches them to be patient and strong.”
Xenophon, Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War

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