Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises (Penguin Classics)

Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises (Penguin Classics)

Xenophon, Paul Cartledge


certainly one of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his adolescence, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's crusade to grab the Persian throne, and later wrote quite a lot of works on background, politics and philosophy. those six treatises provide his knowledgeable insights into the character of management. within the discussion among the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon offers a consummate attention of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the very best happiness of the personal guy. in different places, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's consumer as a version of piety, justice, braveness and knowledge, whereas different texts reflect on the fundamental characteristics of the cavalry commander, examine the abilities of the horseman and the hunter, and strengthen a daring financial plan for democratic Athens.

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