The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

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From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon's Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece. Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period. Unlike any other edition of the Hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophon's reliability and quality as a historian. Like the two Landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition yet of an essential history.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 579 pages
  • 188 x 236 x 44mm | 1,401.59g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • Maps and Illustrations
  • 1849164770
  • 9781849164771
  • 1,142,151

Table of contents

Introduction by David Thomas. Editor's Preface by Robert B. Strassler. Acknowledgements. Chronological Outline of Text by Book/Chapter/Section in Xenophon's Hellenika. Key to Maps. Book One. Book Two. Book Three. Book Four. Book Five. Book Six. Book Seven. Appendix A - The The Arginousai Affair, by Peter Krentz, Davidson College. Appendix B - The Athenian Government and the Oligarchy of the Thirty, by Peter Krentz, Davidson College. Appendix C - Chronological Problems in the Continuation (1.1.1-2.3.10) of Xenophon's Hellenika, by David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK. Appendix D - Persia in Xenophon's Hellenika, by Christopher Tuplin, University of Liverpool. Appendix E - Spartan Government and Society, by Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge. Appendix F - The Spartan Army (and the Battle of Leuctra), by Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge. Appendix G - Agesilaos, by Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge. Appendix H - Political Leagues (Other Than Sparta's) in Xenophon's Hellenika, by P.J. Rhodes, University of Durham. Appendix I - Units of Distance, Currency, and Capacity in Xenophon's Hellenika, by Thomas R. Martin, College of the Holy Cross. Appendix J - Ancient Greek Religion in the Time of Xenophon, by Christopher Blackwell, Furman University. Appendix K - Trireme Warfare in Xenophon's Hellenika, by Nicole Hirschfeld, Trinity University. Appendix L - Land Warfare in Xenophon's Hellenika, by John W.I. Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara. Appendix M - Brief Biographies of Important Characters in Xenophon's Hellenika, by: Skyla Balbus, Bard College at Simon's Rock, MA; Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge; Robert B. Strassler, Brookline, MA; David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK. Appendix N - Compositional Theories of Xenophon's Hellenika, by David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK. Appendix O - Selections from the Histories of Diodorus Siculus Relevant to Xenophon's Hellenika, translated by Peter Green, University of Iowa. Appendix P - Selected Fragments of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia Relevant to Xenophon's Hellenika, translated by John Marincola, Florida State University. Translator's Notes by John Marincola. Cross-Reference Table of Related Passages in Xenophon's Hellenika, Diodorus' Histories, and the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia. Glossary. Ancient Sources Cited in This Edition of Xenophon's Hellenika. Bibliography for the General Reader. Figure Credits. Index. Reference Maps and Directory.

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About Robert B. Strassler

Robert B. Strassler is an independent scholar and the editor of the widely praised Landmark Thucydides. John Marincola is a highly respected classical scholar and Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University.

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