By: Xenophon
Published By: Double9 Books
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Xenophon's "Hellenica" is a historical account of the events in Greece and the Greek world from 411 BC to 362 BC. It begins with the fall of Athens in the Peloponnesian War and covers the rise of Sparta, the war with Persia, and the power struggles among the Greek city-states. The first four books of the "Hellenica" cover the period of the Peloponnesian War and the subsequent peace negotiations. The remaining books cover the rise of Spartan power and the decline of Athens, as well as the battles fought between various Greek city-states. Throughout the work, Xenophon presents a pro-Spartan viewpoint, portraying them as the defenders of Greek culture and civilization. He also emphasizes the importance of piety, obedience to the law, and the virtues of the Greek city-state system. Overall, "Hellenica" provides a valuable historical account of the turbulent period of Greek history in the fourth century BC, with insights into the political, social, and cultural factors that shaped the ancient Greek world.

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Xenophon was a Greek historian, soldier, and philosopher born in Athens around 430 BC. He was a student of Socrates and fought as a mercenary in various conflicts throughout his life. In 401 BC, Xenophon joined the expedition of Cyrus the Younger, a Persian prince who sought to overthrow his brother, the king of Persia. After Cyrus was killed in battle, Xenophon led a group of Greek soldiers known as the Ten Thousand on a dangerous retreat across enemy territory, an event he later wrote about in his famous work, the "Anabasis". Xenophon also wrote several other works, including the "Hellenica", which covers the events in Greece from 411 BC to 362 BC, and the "Cyropaedia", a fictionalized biography of Cyrus the Great. In addition to his military and historical pursuits, Xenophon was also interested in philosophy and wrote several works on ethics, including "Memorabilia", a collection of Socratic dialogues. He believed in the importance of piety, obedience to the law, and the virtues of the Greek city-state system. Xenophon spent his later years in the Greek city of Corinth, where he continued to write and engage in philosophical discussions. He died around 354 BC at an advanced age.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 269 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358019271
  • ISBN-13: 9789358019278
  • Item Weight: 322.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Military & Wars,Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical,History / Europe / Greece