History Creator / Xenophon

15th Mar '16 2:10:36 AM Mhazard
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Not to confuse with ''VideoGame/{{Xenophobe}}'' or ''[[Xenomorph Film/{{Alien}}]].

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Not to confuse with ''VideoGame/{{Xenophobe}}'' or ''[[Xenomorph Film/{{Alien}}]].
''[[Film/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]''.
15th Mar '16 2:10:19 AM Mhazard
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Not to confuse with ''VideoGame/{{Xenophobe}}'' or ''[[Xenomorph Film/{{Alien}}]].
7th Nov '14 5:09:49 AM Patachou
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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as Plato's elder brother and one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as Plato's elder brother and one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).
21st Aug '14 7:08:24 PM helix
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Oh, and his ''On Horsemanship'' is the first recorded work advocating sympathetic horsemanship, aka horse whispering. Make of that what you will.

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Oh, and And his ''On Horsemanship'' is the first recorded work advocating sympathetic horsemanship, aka horse whispering. Make of that what you will.
26th Jan '14 3:23:03 PM LongLiveHumour
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For all that, his reputation has historically been that he was a second-rate writer and historian, and (besides the ''Anabasis'') his works have consequently been ignored by academia, particularly since the 19th century. On the other hand, several figures--including Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli and JohnAdams--have regarded him rather more highly, and studied him seriously. The most recent of these is the German-born American Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss, and given Strauss' (controversial) influence in the philosophical and classical academy, Xenophon is currently undergoing something of a revival, with new translations of obscure works appearing after a long absence.

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For all that, his reputation has historically been that he was a second-rate writer and historian, and (besides the ''Anabasis'') his works have consequently been ignored by academia, particularly since the 19th century. On the other hand, several figures--including Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli and JohnAdams--have UsefulNotes/JohnAdams--have regarded him rather more highly, and studied him seriously. The most recent of these is the German-born American Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss, and given Strauss' (controversial) influence in the philosophical and classical academy, Xenophon is currently undergoing something of a revival, with new translations of obscure works appearing after a long absence.
29th Oct '13 3:12:37 PM karstovich2
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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as Plato's elder brother and one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).
13th Dec '12 5:35:34 PM MarkLungo
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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on the PeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on the PeloponnesianWar UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).
20th May '12 12:58:41 PM LordGro
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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of {{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of {{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on the PeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

For all that, his reputation has historically been that he was a second-rate writer and historian, and (besides the ''Anabasis'') his works have consequently been ignored by academia, particularly since the 19th century. On the other hand, several figures--including NiccoloMachiavelli and JohnAdams--have regarded him rather more highly, and studied him seriously. The most recent of these is the German-born American Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss, and given Strauss' (controversial) influence in the philosophical and classical academy, Xenophon is currently undergoing something of a revival, with new translations of obscure works appearing after a long absence.

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That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of {{Socrates}} Creator/{{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of {{Plato}} Creator/{{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on the PeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

For all that, his reputation has historically been that he was a second-rate writer and historian, and (besides the ''Anabasis'') his works have consequently been ignored by academia, particularly since the 19th century. On the other hand, several figures--including NiccoloMachiavelli Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli and JohnAdams--have regarded him rather more highly, and studied him seriously. The most recent of these is the German-born American Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss, and given Strauss' (controversial) influence in the philosophical and classical academy, Xenophon is currently undergoing something of a revival, with new translations of obscure works appearing after a long absence.
5th Apr '12 12:03:43 PM LordGro
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A Greek writer and historian, whose most famous writings cover events he experienced himself. He can be thought of as the first [[IntrepidReporter war correspondent]]. Most famous for the ''Literature/{{Anabasis}}'', the trek of 10,000 Greek mercenaries from Mesopotamia through Armenia to the Black Sea. It has inspired quite a lot of fictional knockoffs, and has annoyed generations of students of Ancient Greek--Xenophon's clear, energetic style conspires with the fairly action-packed, exotic story to make for something relatively easy to teach as an Ancient Greek student's first taste of full-length classical literature.

That wasn't all he did, however. Xenophon was a student of {{Socrates}} (who [[TheCameo makes an appearance at the beginning of the Anabasis]]), and is one of the better sources outside of {{Plato}} for information on his life and philosophy. Upon returning from his little trip to Persia, Xenophon, finding Socrates already tried, convicted, and executed, culled several people's notes (including Plato's) to write his own version of Socrates' ''Apology''. He wrote several philosophical dialogues (much like Plato) expounding on Socratic philosophy, and portraying a Socrates rather different from the one we find in Plato: in one scene in the ''Memorabilia'', he seems to indicate that Socrates was a pimp, and in another, he has him lobbing [[FloweryInsult well-executed and imaginative insults]] towards Glaucon (whom philosophy students may remember as one of Socrates' interlocutors in ''Literature/TheRepublic''). He also wrote some short treatises (including at least one about hunting), a work on the PeloponnesianWar called the ''Hellenica'' that picks up where Creator/{{Thucydides}} left off, and a rather fictionalized biography of {{Cyrus the Great}} (really intended more as a handbook on how to raise a just king).

For all that, his reputation has historically been that he was a second-rate writer and historian, and (besides the ''Anabasis'') his works have consequently been ignored by academia, particularly since the 19th century. On the other hand, several figures--including NiccoloMachiavelli and JohnAdams--have regarded him rather more highly, and studied him seriously. The most recent of these is the German-born American Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss, and given Strauss' (controversial) influence in the philosophical and classical academy, Xenophon is currently undergoing something of a revival, with new translations of obscure works appearing after a long absence.

Oh, and his ''On Horsemanship'' is the first recorded work advocating sympathetic horsemanship, aka horse whispering. Make of that what you will.
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