A history of my times

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Xenophon’s ‘History’ recounts half a century of warfare in Greece. Exiled from Athens for his support of Socrates, Xenophon fought with the Spartans before writing his histories & memoirs. He recounts the last part of the Peloponnesian War, the contest between Athens & Thebes, & the rising might of Persia.

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Xenophon’s History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia. An Athenian by birth, Xenophon became a firm supporter of the Spartan cause, and fought against the Athenians in the battle of Coronea. Combining history and memoir, this is a brilliant account of the triumphs and failures of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of crisis.

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Weight0.315 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

425

Language

English

Edition

1st Edition reprinted

Dewey

938.06 (edition:18)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K