Xenophon: Ethical Principles and Historical Enquiry

Fiona Hobden (Editor) Christopher Tuplin (Editor)


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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Publish Date
August 28, 2012
6.5 X 1.8 X 9.6 inches | 2.91 pounds
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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About the Author

Fiona Hobden is Senior Lecturer in Greek Culture at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought (forthcoming), and also works on aspects of Athenian culture and on Classical Reception.Christopher Tuplin is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. He has published extensively in the fields of Classical Greek history and Achaemenid Studies, with a special interest in both cases in the work of Xenophon.Contributors: Emily Baragwanath, Shane Brennan, Gabriel Danzig, Louis-André Dorion, Sarah Ferrario, Thomas Figueira, Dustin Gish, Rosie Harman, Lisa Hau, John Henderson, Noreen Humble, Joseph Jansen, David Johnson, Louis L'Allier, Ellen Millender, Pierre Pontier, Timothy Rood, Guido Schepens, Stefan Schorn, Philip Stadter, Michael Stokes, Melina Tamiolaki, Robin Waterfield