A History of My Times: History of My Times: (Hellenica)

A History of My Times: History of My Times: (Hellenica)

Paperback Penguin Classics Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

By (author) Xenophon, Introduction by George Cawkwell, Notes by George Cawkwell, Translated by Rex Warner

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 31 May 1979
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140441751
  • ISBN 13: 9780140441758
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: notes, maps
  • Sales rank: 38,417

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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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Xenophon was an Athenian gentleman born in the early 420s BC. He was a fine officer and leader for Athens, but his support of Socrates led to his banishment. He lived under the protection of Sparta on an estate near Olympia, where he began to write his histories and memoirs. Rex Warner was a Professor at the University of Connecticut. He taught in Egypt and England and was Director of the British Institute in Athens. He died in 1986. George Cawkwell is a Fellow Emeritus of University College, Oxford. He has specialised in the history of Greece from the sixth to the fourth century BC.

Table of contents

A History of My TimesIntroduction Select Bibliography A Note on the Notes A History of My Times Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Six Book Seven Appendix Maps: 1. The Aegean 2. Asia Minor 3. Northern Peloponnese and North West Greece 4. Central Greece 5. Area of the Isthmus and the Saronic Gulf 6. Central and Southern Peloponnese 7. Chalcidice Index