Xenophon: Ethical Principles and Historical Enquiry
Fiona Hobden, Christopher Tuplin
BRILL, Aug 28, 2012 - History - 791 pages
Xenophon s personal history was exceptional for its combination of Socratic education and the exercise of military leadership in a time of crisis. His writings provide an intellectually and morally consistent response to his times and to the issue of ethical but effective leadership, and they play a special role in defining our sense of the post-Athenian-Empire Greek world. Recent Xenophontic scholarship has established the general truth of these claims. The current volume will not only reinforce them but also contribute to greater understanding of a voice that is neither simply ironic nor simply ingenuous and of a view of the world that is informed by an engagement with history.
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Plutarchs Reading of Xenophon
Xenophon and the Picturesque
4 Strauss on Xenophon
Athenian Justice and the Trial of the Arginusae Generals in Xenophons Hellenica
6 Timocrates Mission to GreeceOnce Again
Relative Chronology Politics and Religion
14 Why Did Xenophon Write the Last Chapter of the Cynegeticus?
Benevolence SelfInterest and the Ironic Reading of Cyropaedia
16 Pheraulas Is the Answer What Was the Question? You Cannot Be Cyrus
Ideal Leaders or Ideal Losers?
18 Does Pride Go before a Fall? Xenophon on Arrogant Pride
19 Xenophon and the Persian Kiss
Xenophon on Slavery
21 Economic Thought and Economic Fact in the Works of Xenophon
8 Xenophon on Socrates Trial and Death
A Snow Lacuna in Xenophons Anabasis?
10 Historical Agency and SelfAwareness in Xenophons Hellenica and Anabasis
11 Spartan Friendship and Xenophons Crafting of the Anabasis
Panhellenism and the Visual in Xenophons Agesilaus
13 The Nature and Status of sophia in the Memorabilia
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