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The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

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Michael A. Flower, John W. I. Lee, Louis-André Dorion, Sarah Brown Ferrario, Nino Luraghi, John Marincola, David M. Johnson, Gabriel Danzig, Fiona Hobden, Melina Tamiolaki, John Dillery, Vivienne Gray, Christopher Pelling, Tim Rood, Emily Baragwanath, Richard Fernando Buxton, Christopher Tuplin, Kostas Vlassopoulos, Paul Christesen, Ewen Bowie, Noreen Humble, Edith Hall
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  • Date Published: December 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107652156

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  • 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.

    • The only volume to offer a comprehensive general introduction to Xenophon to students and nonspecialists
    • Emphasizes themes that cut across his whole corpus of writings rather than studying them in isolation, as has usually happened
    • Assumes no previous familiarity with Xenophon's writings
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    'The volume approaches Xenophon's writing from a variety of perspectives, with a goal of accounting for him as a thinker who transcends disciplinary lines.' CHOICE

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    • Date Published: December 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107652156
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 154 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Michael A. Flower
    Part I. Contexts:
    1. Xenophon and his times John W. I. Lee
    2. Xenophon and Greek philosophy Louis-André Dorion
    3. Xenophon and Greek political thought Sarah Brown Ferrario
    4. Xenophon's place in fourth-century Greek historiography Nino Luraghi
    Part II. Individual Works:
    5. Xenophon's Anabasis and Hellenica John Marincola
    6. Xenophon's Apology and Memorabilia David M. Johnson
    7. Xenophon's Symposium Gabriel Danzig
    8. Xenophon's Oeconomicus Fiona Hobden
    9. Xenophon's Cyropaedia: tentative answers to an enigma Melina Tamiolaki
    10. Xenophon: the small works John Dillery
    Part III. Techniques:
    11. Xenophon's language and expression Vivienne Gray
    12. Xenophon's authorial voice Christopher Pelling
    13. Xenophon's narrative style Tim Rood
    14. The character and function of speeches in Xenophon Emily Baragwanath
    Part IV. Major Subjects:
    15. Xenophon as a historian Michael A. Flower
    16. Xenophon on leadership Richard Fernando Buxton
    17. Xenophon and Athens Christopher Tuplin
    18. Xenophon on Persia Kostas Vlassopoulos
    19. Xenophon's views on Sparta Paul Christesen
    Part V. Reception and Influence:
    20. Xenophon's influence in Imperial Greece Ewen Bowie
    21. Xenophon and the instruction of princes Noreen Humble
    22. Xenophon's changing fortunes in the modern world Tim Rood
    Epilogue:
    23. Xenophon: magician and friend Edith Hall
    Important dates in the life of Xenophon.

  • Editor

    Michael A. Flower, Princeton University, New Jersey
    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).

    Contributors

    Michael A. Flower, John W. I. Lee, Louis-André Dorion, Sarah Brown Ferrario, Nino Luraghi, John Marincola, David M. Johnson, Gabriel Danzig, Fiona Hobden, Melina Tamiolaki, John Dillery, Vivienne Gray, Christopher Pelling, Tim Rood, Emily Baragwanath, Richard Fernando Buxton, Christopher Tuplin, Kostas Vlassopoulos, Paul Christesen, Ewen Bowie, Noreen Humble, Edith Hall

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