Xenophon

Paperback | February 7, 2010

EditorVivienne J. Gray

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Xenophon's many and varied works represent a major source of information about the ancient Greek world: for example, about culture, politics, social life and history in the fourth century BC, Socrates, horses and hunting with dogs, the Athenian economy, and Sparta. However, there has beencontroversy about how his works should be read. This selection of significant modern critical essays will introduce readers to the wide range of his writing, the debates it has inspired, and the interpretative methodologies that have been used. A specially written Introduction by Vivienne J. Grayoffers a survey of Xenophon's works, an account of his life with respect to them, a brief discussion of modern readings, reference to modern scholarship since the original publication of the articles, and a critical summary of their content. Several articles have been translated for the first timefrom French and German, and all quotations have been translated into English.

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Xenophon's many and varied works represent a major source of information about the ancient Greek world: for example, about culture, politics, social life and history in the fourth century BC, Socrates, horses and hunting with dogs, the Athenian economy, and Sparta. However, there has beencontroversy about how his works should be read. ...

Vivienne J. Gray is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216185

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Table of Contents

Vivienne J. Gray: IntroductionPart I. Gender1. Sarah B. Pomeroy: Slavery in the Greek Domestic Economy in the Light of Xenophon's Oeconomicus2. Emily Baragwanath: Xenophon's Foreign Wives3. Clifford Hindley: Xenophon on Male LovePart II. Democracy4. Philippe Gauthier: Xenophon's Programme in the Poroi5. Steven Johnstone: Virtuous Toil, Vicious Work: Xenophon on Aristocratic Style6. Simon Goldhill: The Seductions of the Gaze: Socrates and his GirlfriendsPart III. Socrates7. Donald R. Morrison: Xenophon's Socrates as Teacher8. Andreas Patzer: Xenophon's Socrates as Dialectician9. Bernhard Huss: The Dancing Socrates and the Laughing Xenophon, or The Other Symposium10. Louis-Andre Dorion: The Straussian Interpretation of Xenophon: The Paradigmatic Case of Memorabilia IV.4Part IV. Cyropaedia11. Pierre Carlier: The Idea of Imperial Monarchy in Xenophon's Cyropaedia12. Philip Stadter: Fictional Narrative in the Cyropaideia13. E. Lefevre: The Question of the Good Life. The Meeting of Cyrus and Croesus in Xenophon14. Michael Reichel: Xenophon's Cyropaedia and the Hellenistic Novel15. H. Sancisi-Weerdenburg: The death of Cyrus. Xenophon's Cyropaedia as a Source for Iranian HistoryPart V. Historical Writing16. H. D. Westlake: The Sources for the Spartan Debacle at Haliartus17. Hartmut Erbse: Xenophon's Anabasis18. John Ma: You can't go home again: Displacement and Identity in Xenophon's Anabasis19. Patrick J. Bradley: Irony and the arrator in Xenophon's Anabasis20. Vivienne J. Gray: Interventions and Citations in Xenophon's Hellenica and Anabasis