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    DescriptionHistorian, soldier, huntsman, economist, farmer, philosopher and author, Xenophon is one of the most versatile yet most accessible of the classical Greeks. Born at the start of the Peloponnesian War in Athens, he joined the outer circle of Socrates' young admirers and wrote affectionately of his mentor in a manner which contrasts strongly with that of Plato. In his "Hellenika" he composed a history of his own times beginning at the point where Thucydides broke off and taking the story down to 403 BC. In 401 he joined the Greek mercenary force abetting Cyrus' ill-fated coup against king Ataxerxes of Persia and, when their commanders were treacherously murdered, he led the Greek survivors out of Asia Minor through what is now Northern Iraq, Kurdistan and Armenia; his "Anabasis" relates one of the most remarkable true adventure stories to come out of the ancient world. Later he retired to the Peloponnese, where he farmed and wrote on a wide variety of topics - the Spartan constitution, horsemanship, domestic management and various forms of biography amongst them. Anderson's monograph follows a basically chronological framework for Xenohophon's life and works, treating him essentially as a representative of his own age, of its attitudes and its preoccupations. The book is illustrated by a collection of plates, and presents a readily accessible account of its subject for scholars, students and general readers.

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    By (author) John Kinlich Anderson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853996191
    ISBN 10: 185399619X

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
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    JK Anderson was, at the time of writing, Professor of Classical Archaeology in the University of California at Berkeley.