Back to Ancient History Sourcebook | Ancient History Sourcebook: Xenophon (c.428-c.354 BCE): The Polity of the Spartans, c. 375 BCE I recall the astonishment with which I first noted the unique position of Sparta among the states of Hellas, the relatively sparse population, and at the same time the extraordinary powers and prestige of the community. I was puzzled to account for the fact. It was ...
Xenophon Table of Contents (Clicking on the links below will take you to that part of this article) Life Writings Xenophon's Account of Socrates Life An Athenian, the son of Gryllus, Xenophon was born about 444 BCE. In his early life he was a pupil of Socrates; but the turning point in his career came when he decided to serve in the Greek contingent raised by Cyrus against Artaxerxes in 401.
Back to Ancient History Sourcebook | Ancient History Sourcebook: Xenophon: Anabasis, or March Up Country Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. The Anabasis is ...
The Xenophon Page ( c. 430 - c. 355 B.C. ) Works Anabasis. On Line Translated by Rex Warner as The Persian Expedition. Penguin, 1949. The Hellenica. On Line Translated by Rex Warner as A History of My Times. Penguin, 1966. Apology of Socrates. On Line This work and the three following are translated as Conversations of Socrates by Robin Waterfield. Penguin, 1990. Memorabilia. On Line Symposium.