The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

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Michael A. Flower
Cambridge University Press, Dec 15, 2016 - History
This Companion, the first dedicated to the philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens, gives readers a sense of why he has held such a prominent place in literary and political culture from antiquity to the present and has been a favourite author of individuals as diverse as Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, and Leo Tolstoy. It also sets out the major problems and issues that are at stake in the study of his writings, while simultaneously pointing the way forward to newer methodologies, issues, and questions. Although Xenophon's historical, philosophical, and technical works are usually studied in isolation because they belong to different modern genres, the emphasis here is on themes that cut across his large and varied body of writings. This volume is accessible to students and general readers, including those previously unfamiliar with Xenophon, and will also be of interest to scholars in various fields.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Xenophon and his Times
15
Xenophon and Greek Philosophy
37
Xenophon and Greek Political Thought
57
Xenophons Place in FourthCentury Greek Historiography
84
Xenophons Anabasis and Hellenica
103
Xenophons Apology and Memorabilia
119
Xenophons Symposium
132
The Character and Function of Speeches in Xenophon
279
Xenophon as a Historian
301
Commanders as Friends
323
Xenophon and Athens
338
Xenophon on Persia
360
Xenophons Views on Sparta
376
Xenophons Influence in Imperial Greece
403
Xenophon and the Instruction of Princes
416

Xenophons Oeconomicus
152
Tentative Answers to an Enigma
174
the Small Works
195
Xenophons Language and Expression
223
Xenophons Authorial Voice
241
Xenophons Narrative Style
263
Xenophons Changing Fortunes in the Modern World
435
Xenophon Magician and Friend
449
Important Dates in the Life of Xenophon
459
Index
495
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Michael A. Flower is Professor of Classics at Princeton University. His major research and teaching interests are in ancient Greek history, historiography, and religion. He is the author of Theopompus of Chios: History and Rhetoric in the Fourth Century BC (1994), Herodotus, Histories, Book IX (with John Marincola, 2002), The Seer in Ancient Greece (2008) and Xenophon's Anabasis, or the Expedition of Cyrus (2012), and the co-editor (with Mark Toher) of Georgica: Greek Studies in Honour of George Cawkwell (1991).

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