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A History of My Times (Penguin Classics)

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Recounts fifty years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC.

About the Author

Xenophon was an Athenian country gentleman born about 430 BC. He may have helped to publish Thucydides’ History, and certainly wrote his own Hellenica as a continuation of it. By his own (probably reliable) account he was a fine officer and outstanding leader, but his admiration for Sparta and devotion to Socrates, among other causes, led to his banishment. He was given an estate at Scillus and settled down to enjoy the life of a landed aristocrat, and it was during this period that he began to write histories, biographies, memoirs and specialist treatises. The defeat of Sparta in 371 forced him to move to Corinth where he probably lived for the rest of his life.

Rex Warner was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from 1964 until his retirement in He was born in 1905 and went to Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a ‘first’ in Classical Moderations, and took a degree in English Literature. He taught in Egypt and England, and was Director of the British Institute, Athens, from 1945 to 1947. He has written poems, novels and critical essays, has worked on films and broadcasting, and has translated many works, of which Xenophon’s History of My Time and The Persian Expedition, Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War, and Plutarch’s Lives (under the title Fall of the Roman Republic) and Moral Essays have been published in Penguin Classics.

George Cawkwell is a Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History of University College, Oxford. He has specialized in the history of the fourth century B.C.

George Cawkwell is a Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History of University College, Oxford. He has specialized in the history of the fourth century B.C.

Table of Contents

A History of My Times Introduction

Select Bibliography

A Note on the Notes

A History of My Times

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Book Four

Book Six

Book Seven

Appendix

Maps:

1. The Aegean

2. Asia Minor

3. Northern Peloponnese and North West Greece

4. Central Greece

5. Area of the Isthmus and the Saronic Gulf

6. Central and Southern Peloponnese

7. Chalcidice

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441758
Designed:
Cawkell, George
Translator:
Warner, Rex
Introduction by:
Cawkwell, George
Introduction:
Cawkwell, George
Author:
Cawkwell, George
Author:
Xenophon
Author:
Warner, Rex
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng. ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
To 146 b.c.
Subject:
Greece History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Subject:
Greece History Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C.
Subject:
Greece - History - Peloponnesian War, 431-
Subject:
Greece History.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19790531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x.83 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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