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The Minor Works of Xenophon (1857)


The Minor Works of Xenophon (1857)


Title: The Minor Works of Xenophon
Author: Xenophon, Rev J S Watson (trans)
Publisher: Henry G Bohn, 1857
Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Well bound and intact, though aged appropriately.

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Xenophon (Ancient Greek: Ξενοφῶν, Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire.


Xenophon’s minor works, comprising the Agesilaus, Hiero, Oeconomicus, Banquet, Apology of Socrates, The treatises on the Lacedaemonian and Athenian governments, On revenues of Athens, On horsemanship, On the duties of a cavalry officer, and On hunting.

One of the only two surviving “first hand” accounts of the Defense/Apology that Socrates delivered, the other being Plato’s.