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The Polity of the Athenians - Xenophon
The Polity of the Athenians
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Xenophon of Athens was a Greek poet, historian, soldier and philosopher, living at a time of momentous events in Ancient Greek history. He wrote about the philosophy of Socrates, the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and the Persian expedition that formed the basis of his most famous... show more
Xenophon of Athens was a Greek poet, historian, soldier and philosopher, living at a time of momentous events in Ancient Greek history. He wrote about the philosophy of Socrates, the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and the Persian expedition that formed the basis of his most famous work, Anabasis. In addition to his own works, he influenced the account of the Peloponnesian War written by the famous Greek historian Thucydides. Although he was recognized as a great writer and poet in his lifetime, Xenophon’s involvement with Spartan politics and fighting led to his exile from Athens, and his association with Socrates probably did not help. His short treatise on Sparta’s government is considered one of the first examples of political philosophy.Anabasis is Xenophon’s most famous work and is a classic war adventure account. Xenophon accompanied a large army of Greek mercenaries that invaded Persia at the behest of Cyrus the Younger, who sought the Persian throne. Things went south in a hurry, and Cyrus waskilled, leaving much of the book to detail the survivors’ escape from enemy territory. Along the way, Xenophon describes what he saw in Persia, also making it an important historical assessment of the Persians. 
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781518311253
ASIN: B018GJRXBA
Publisher: Oia Press
Pages no: 22
Edition language: English
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