By Xenophon

ISBN-10: 1934255149

ISBN-13: 9781934255148

Hellenica is Xenophon's chronicle of the historical past of the Greeks, or the "Hellenes" from 411 to 359 BCE. it's a continuation of Thucydides' narrative, heritage of the Peloponnesian battle. This historical past covers the final seven years of the battle, and its aftermath. it's one of many few surviving narratives from this era and is mostly thought of to be the main authoritative.

The writer Xenophon used to be born in Athens approximately 430BCE. it can be inferred from passages within the Hellenica that he fought at Arginusae (406), and that he used to be current on the go back of Alcibiades (408), the trial of the Generals, and the overthrow of the Thirty.

In 401, being invited through his pal Proxenus to affix the excursion of the more youthful Cyrus opposed to his brother, Artaxerxes II of Persia, he right away accredited the provide. Of the excursion itself, he has given a whole and special account in his Anabasis: The March Up state, often referred to as The Persian Expedition.

At Coroneia (394) he fought with the Spartans opposed to the Athenians and Thebans, for which his fellow electorate decreed his banishment. The Spartans supplied a house for him at Scillus in Ellis until eventually Sparta and Athens grew to become allies whereupon he then made his domestic at Corinth. The yr of his dying is assumed to be 355 BCE.

This restored Kindle translation includes all 7 whole books of Xenophon's narrative, together with an listed desk of Contents directory web page numbers for every yr of the struggle. This variation is usually recommended for academics and scholars of background, classical literature and languages.

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