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From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece.

Xenophon was an Athenian who participated in the expedition of Cyrus the Younger against Cyrus’ brother, the Perisan King Artaxerces II. Later Xenophon joined the Spartan army and hence was exiled from Athens. In addition to the Hellenika, a number of his essays have survived, including one on his memories of his teacher, Socrates.

Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, an comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period. Unlike any other edition of the Hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophon’s reliability and quality as a historian.

Like the two Landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history.

Synopsis:

From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophons Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece.

Xenophon was an Athenian who participated in the expedition of Cyrus the Younger against Cyrus brother, the Perisan King Artaxerces II. Later Xenophon joined the Spartan army and hence was exiled from Athens. In addition to the Hellenika, a number of his essays have survived, including one on his memories of his teacher, Socrates.

Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, an comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period. Unlike any other edition of the Hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophons reliability and quality as a historian.

Like the two Landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophons Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history.

About the Author

ROBERT B. STRASSLER is an unaffiliated scholar who holds an honorary Doctorate of Humanities and Letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

JOHN MARINCOLA is the Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University. He is the author and editor of many books about Greek and Roman historiography and has translated a number of classical texts. He lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction by David Thomas

Editor’s Preface by Robert B. Strassler

Acknowledgments

Chronological Outline of Text by Book/Chapter/Section in Xenophon’s Hellenika

Key to Maps

 

BOOK ONE

BOOK TWO

BOOK THREE

BOOK FOUR

BOOK FIVE

BOOK SIX

BOOK SEVEN

 

Appendix A

The Arginousai Affair

Peter Krentz, Davidson College

 

Appendix B

The Athenian Government and the Oligarchy of the Thirty

Peter Krentz, Davidson College

 

Appendix C

Chronological Problems in the Continuation (1.1.1–2.3.10) of Xenophon’s Hellenika

David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK

 

Appendix D

Persia in Xenophon’s Hellenika

Christopher Tuplin, University of Liverpool

 

Appendix E

Spartan Government and Society

Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

 

Appendix F

The Spartan Army (and the Battle of Leuctra)

Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

 

Appendix G

Agesilaos

Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

 

Appendix H

Political Leagues (Other Than Sparta’s) in Xenophon’s Hellenika

P. J. Rhodes, University of Durham, NC

 

Appendix I

Units of Distance, Currency, and Capacity in Xenophon’s Hellenika

Thomas R. Martin, College of the Holy Cross

 

Appendix J

Ancient Greek Religion in the Time of Xenophon

Christopher Blackwell, Furman University

 

Appendix K

Trireme Warfare in Xenophon’s Hellenika

Nicole Hirschfeld, Trinity University

 

Appendix L

Land Warfare in Xenophon’s Hellenika

JohnW. I. Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Appendix M

Brief Biographies of Important Characters in Xenophon’s Hellenika

Skyler Balbus, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, MA

Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

Robert B. Strassler, Brookline, MA

David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK

 

Appendix N

Compositional Theories of Xenophon’s Hellenika

David Thomas, Hertfordshire, UK

 

Appendix O

Selections from the Histories of Diodorus Siculus Relevant to Xenophon’s Hellenika

Translated by Peter Green, University of Iowa

 

Appendix P

Selected Fragments of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia Relevant to Xenophon’s Hellenika

Translated by John Marincola, Florida State University

 

Translator’s Notes by John Marincola

Cross-Reference Table of Related Passages in Xenophon’s Hellenika, Diodorus’ Histories, and the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

Glossary

Ancient Sources Cited in This Edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika

Bibliography for the General Reader

Figure Credits

Index

Reference Maps and Directory

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375422553
Author:
Strassler, Robert B
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Translator:
Marincola, John
Editor:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Xenophon
Author:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Edited by Robert B. Strassler
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece - History - Peloponnesian War, 431-
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 BandW ILLS and MAPS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.44x7.66x1.59 in. 2.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophons Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece.

Xenophon was an Athenian who participated in the expedition of Cyrus the Younger against Cyrus brother, the Perisan King Artaxerces II. Later Xenophon joined the Spartan army and hence was exiled from Athens. In addition to the Hellenika, a number of his essays have survived, including one on his memories of his teacher, Socrates.

Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, an comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period. Unlike any other edition of the Hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophons reliability and quality as a historian.

Like the two Landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophons Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history.

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