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Harvard, 1968, hardbound in dj, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, VG/VG condition, 381 pages, Loeb Classic library. --------------------------Xenophon was a wealthy and noble gentleman living in the countryside, devoted to farming and horses (he wrote excellent books on horse breeding and training), when he decided to see the world and accepted a friend's invitation to join the Persian Cyrus's army and march into Persia. The expedition was a disaster and Xenophon, no military man, had to lead the Greeks back home, in an incredible adventure recorded in his masterpiece, "Anabasis", or "The March of the Ten Thousand", for which he is best known. Although Athenian by birth, he defected to the Spartans and fought with them, both against the Persians and the Athenians. He was later forgiven by the Athenians and lived the rest of his eventful life in his estate. This book, "Hellenica", fills an important gap in the knowledge of the Ancient World, at least the Greek. Indeed, lit ... Read more

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Harvard, 1968, HARDBOUND IN DJ, VG/VG condition, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, 360 pages. ---------------------Xenophon (ca. 430–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 famous vivid account of this “March Up-Country” (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honor, but he preferred to retire to Corinth. ---------------Volumes V and VI contain the Cy ... Read more

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Harvard, 1968, HARDBOUND IN DJ, VG/VG condition, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, 399 pages. ---------------------Xenophon (ca. 430–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 famous vivid account of this “March Up-Country” (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honor, but he preferred to retire to Corinth. --------------Volume V contain the Cyropaedia ... Read more

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