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    DescriptionOne of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his youth, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's campaign to seize the Persian throne, and later wrote a wide range of works on history, politics and philosophy. These six treatises offer his informed insights into the nature of leadership. In the dialogue between the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon provides a consummate consideration of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the superior happiness of the private man. Elsewhere, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's patron as a model of piety, justice, courage and wisdom, while other texts consider the essential qualities of the cavalry commander, analyse the skills of the horseman and the hunter, and advance a bold economic plan for democratic Athens.


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    Title
    Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xenophon, Introduction by Paul Cartledge, Translated by Robin Waterfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140455250
    ISBN 10: 0140455256
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 888.0108
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 938.06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. Translated by Robin Waterfield with introductions and notes by Paul Cartledge Translated by Robin Waterfield with introductions and notes by Paul Cartledge