Quotes by Xenophon

About Xenophon:

Xenophon is now a topic of debate. He is known for writing about the history of his own times, the late 5th and early 4th centuries BC, especially for his account of the final years of the Peloponnesian War. His Hellenica, which recounts these times, is considered to be the continuation of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. His youthful participation in the failed campaign of Cyrus the Younger to claim the Persian throne inspired him to write his most famous work, Anabasis.

Author Bio

  • NameXenophon
  • Descriptionancient Greek historian and philosopher
  • AliasesXenophon of Athens
  • Born430 BCE
  • Died354 BCE
  • CountryClassical Athens
  • ProfessionHistorian; Mercenary; Philosopher; Writer