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The Cavalry General

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
But, after all, no man, however great his plastic skill, can hope to mould and shape a work of art to suit his fancy, unless the stuff on which he works be first prepared and made ready to obey the craftsman's will. Nor certainly where the raw material consists of men, will you succeed, unless, under God's blessing, these same men have been prepared and made ready to meet ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1964)
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Debbie Zapata
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: gutenberg
I have no idea if the edition I read at Project Gutenberg is the best translation of this book, but H. G. Dakyns did a good enough job that I was able to understand and enjoy Xenophon's advice to the cavalry generals of his day.

There was no real introduction, just these two paragraphs, which tell about Xenophon himself and about this book:

Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and propert
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Derek Thornton
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good advice

This book holds a lot of wisdom that could be put to good use in today's world very easily, in war and also other endeavors.
Preston Ray
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great if you are interested in this period and how cavalry was used. Reads like a manual so not an exciting read.
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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.

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