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    A History of My Times: History of My Times: (Hellenica) (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Xenophon, Introduction by George Cawkwell, Translated by Rex Warner

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    DescriptionXenophon'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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    Title
    A History of My Times: History of My Times
    Subtitle
    (Hellenica)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xenophon, Introduction by George Cawkwell, Translated by Rex Warner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 315 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140441758
    ISBN 10: 0140441751
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 938.05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE, APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS002010, BIO006000
    DC22: 938/.05
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DF229 .X413 1978
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC19: 938.06
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    notes, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 May 1979
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.