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Works: 6,497 works in 13,519 publications in 15 languages and 65,093 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Dubious author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator
Classifications: PA4494, 888.3
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Most widely held works about Xenophon
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Xenophōntos Peri hippikēs by Xenophon( )

121 editions published between 1539 and 2022 in 9 languages and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On horsemanship deals with the selection, care, and training of horses in general. Military training and the duties of the cavalry commander are dealt with in the Hipparchicus. Written in about 350 BC, the treatises of Xenophon were considered the earliest extant works on horsemanship in any literature
The anabasis of Cyrus by Xenophon( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the most powerful man on earth. It shows how Cyrus' army was assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor all the way to Babylon; how the Greeks held the field against a superior Persian force; how Cyrus was killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep within enemy territory; and how many of them overcame countless dangers and found their way back to Greece.Their remarkable success was due especially to the wily and decisive leadership of Xenophon himself, a student of Socrates who had joined the Ten Thousand and, after most of the Greek generals had been murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, won a position of leadership, and guided them wisely through myriad obstacles.In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other versions. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay by Eric Buzzetti, one that shows Xenophon to be an author who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic tale. The translation and interpretive essay encourage renewed study of the Anabasis as a work of political philosophy. They also celebrate its high adventure and its hero's adroit decision-making under the most pressing circumstances
Symposium by Xenophon( )

35 editions published between 1530 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Symposium that Xenophon wrote has lived in the shadow of the more famous one by Plato, so much so that it has not received a full commentary in English for well over a hundred years. Yet it is a work as useful for its Greek as it is precious for its content." "Socrates is the hero of each Symposium, but most of our understanding of him is usually owed to Plato; we risk assuming that his portrait of Socrates is right. Xenophon saw the man differently: his picture is independent, and it is the only significant surviving alternative view." "Moreover, the scene that Xenophon paints in his Symposium has a vigour and wit of its own. The work is a document of prime importance for the classical Greek society which we study most and know best: it is set at the male heart of it." "Thirdly, Xenophon's Greek is lucid and unforced. The editor has been using the text for a number of years to help students bridge the gap between what they learn from their beginners' courses and the richer Greek of more fashionable texts. Hence an unprecedented amount of help with the language, and a large vocabulary, as well as the notes usual in this series on the content."--Jacket
Cyropaedia by Xenophon( Book )

41 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyropaedia by Xenophon (c. 430-c. 354 BCE) is a historical romance on the education of the sixth century BCE Persian king Cyrus the Elder that reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government. 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 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 honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures. Hellenica, a history of Greek affairs from 411 to 362, begins as a continuation of Thucydides' account. There are four works on Socrates (collected in Volume IV of the Loeb Xenophon edition). In Memorabilia Xenophon adds to Plato's picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint. The Apology is an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Xenophon's Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love; and Oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government; the Loeb edition is in two volumes. We also have his Hiero, a dialogue on government; Agesilaus, in praise of that king; Constitution of Lacedaemon (on the Spartan system); Ways and Means (on the finances of Athens); Manual for a Cavalry Commander; a good manual of Horsemanship; and a lively Hunting with Hounds. The Constitution of the Athenians, though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens. These eight books are collected in the last of the seven volumes of the Loeb Classical Library edition of Xenophon
Xenophontis Institutio Cyri by Xenophon( Book )

184 editions published between 1767 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophontis expeditio Cyri. Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

226 editions published between 1764 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophontos Apomnēmoneumata = Xenophontis Commentarii by Xenophon( Book )

193 editions published between 1797 and 1987 in 9 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon was a student of Socrates, and this work presents a defence of Socrates based on his own knowledge of the man, in the form of Socratic dialogues
The Anabasis by Xenofon( Book )

223 editions published between 1785 and 2022 in 14 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities
The Persian expedition by Xenophon( Book )

48 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background on the Anabasis prefaces the classic account of the Greek efforts to place Cyrus on the Persian throne during the fourth century B.C
The march up country : a translation of Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiero : or the condition of a tyrant. Translated from Xenophon. With observations by Xenophon( )

20 editions published in 1713 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophōntos Apomnemoneumatōn : biblia 4 tou autou Sōkratous Apologia by Xenophon( )

28 editions published between 1690 and 1981 in Greek, Ancient and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophontis Opera omnia by Xenophon( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oeconomicus of Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

48 editions published between 1703 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter Socratic writings : apology of Socrates to the jury, Oeconomicus, and Symposium: translations, with interpretive essays and notes by Xenophon( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents new translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretive essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and foster further reflection in those familiar with his writing
Xenophontis Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

91 editions published between 1811 and 1926 in 6 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first four books of Xenophon's Anabasis : with notes, adapted to the latest edition of Goodwin's Greek grammar, and to Hadley's Greek grammar (revised by Allen) by Xenophon( Book )

31 editions published between 1880 and 1914 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenika I-II. 3.10 by Xenophon( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peloponnesian War, according to Thucydides, was the result of the growth of Athenian power. Beginning with the battle of Abydos in 411, this edition covers the Ionian or Dekeleian War, whose end in 404 also brings to a close the Peloponnesian War as a whole. The narrative is all the more valuable for the fact that Xenophon is likely to have been present at a number of the events described. In his very first sentence he mentions a naval battle in which the Athenians are defeated, and in doing so heralds their eventual defeat in the war. It is a tale of decline, and of expansionism gone awry
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The anabasis of Cyrus
The anabasis of CyrusSymposiumCyropaediaXenophontis Institutio CyriThe AnabasisThe Persian expeditionThe march up country : a translation of Xenophon's AnabasisXenophontis Opera omnia