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by George Cawkwell,Xenophon

  • ISBN: 0140441751
  • Author: George Cawkwell,Xenophon
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 432
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (May 31, 1979)
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  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Historical
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It's not nearly as good as Thucydides, nor nearly as exhaustive.

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By Xenophon Introduction by George Cawkwell Translated by Rex Warner Notes . A History of My Times Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Six Book Seven.

By Xenophon Introduction by George Cawkwell Translated by Rex Warner Notes by George Cawkwell. Category: Ancient World History Nonfiction Classics Politics Historical Figure Biographies & Memoirs. May 31, 1979 ISBN 9780140441758. People Who Read A History of My Times Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

A History of My Times. George Cawkwell (Introducer). For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. Rex Warner (Translator). Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia.

Xenophon’s History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 B. A History of My Times Penguin classics.

Xenophon’s History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. George Cawkwell is a Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History of University College, Oxford. He has specialized in the history of the fourth century .

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A History of My Times book. Paperback, Penguin Classics, 432 pages. Thucydides' magisterial history told of the unhappy conflict. Published February 22nd 1979 by Penguin Books (first published -360). A couple of times some generals attempted to march on the Persian King (one of them being the subject of the Anabasis) but it was not until Alexander popped up that anybody managed to succeed. Also, despite Sparta holding power over the Grecian world, it did not mean that nobody else was going to attempt to take a shot at the title, and in this particular instance it was Thebes.

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Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia. An Athenian by birth, Xenophon became a firm supporter of the Spartan cause, and fought against the Athenians in the battle of Coronea. Combining history and memoir, this is a brilliant account of the triumphs and failures of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of crisis.
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MegaStar
Xenophon's History of My Times picks up roughly where Thucydides left off. After finishing the account of the long and exhausting Peloponnesian War, Xenophon continues with stories of intrigues, betrayals, campaigns and bravery up to the year 362 BC. The Corinthian War, Greek incursions in Asia Minor, and Xenophon's Spartan heroes are all depicted in this work.

It's not nearly as good as Thucydides, nor nearly as exhaustive. Thucydides devoted about 600 pages (in my edition) to the first twenty years of the Peloponnesian War; Xenophon covers almost fifty years in about 350 pages. And while Thucydides's historical method has earned him the title of "first modern historian" and set the standard for centuries afterward, Xenophon is selective in his detail, sometimes wrong, and often biased. But Xenophon is still a gifted writer and the story he tells is brisk and exciting, if not necessarily the whole picture.

The thing I disliked about reading this book, the Penguin Classics edition, was the notes by George Cawkwell. He sets out well enough in the introduction that Xenophon's history is flawed and among the least of his works, being far inferior to something like The Persian Expedition, but Cawkwell litters the text with footnote after footnote pointing out Xenophon's every mistake and omission. It was instructive, at first, to know how Xenophon's account differed with that of other historians, but by the time I was a third of the way through the notes had the exasperating effect of a know-it-all heckler during an admittedly flawed but entertaining speech.

That said, Xenophon's history is still worth reading, and this translation by Rex Warner is excellent--fast-paced and very readable. If you're looking for history that Thucydides did not live to write about, this is one good place to find it.

Recommended.
Moronydit
When I rate translations of ancient documents, I tend to do so on the basis of the importance of that work, availability of other translations and the readability of the translation.

First, Xenophon's Hellenica is important here for a number of reasons. He covers the later portion of the Peloponesian War not covered by Theucidides and so it is an important companion to that work. Xenophon also brings out a different perspective on Athenian democracy than is found elsewhere (his sympathies were with Sparta). Hence from a historical perspective, this work is important. Though many of the reviewers have given more negative feedback and they have valid points from the perspective of a general reader, these points don't reduce the overall value of this work from a historical perspective.

Secondly, I thought the translation was good, readable, and affordable, and hence made a decent translation for those wanting to read this work.

All in all, this is a book that individuals who are interested in classical studies will want to read and this is a good edition of the work. Recommended with all of this in mind.
Tamesya
awesome book
Mr.Death
Xenophon isn't the greatest historian, but this is a good translation and collection.
Hirah
Greetings all, This is another Penguin classic, a worthy addition to one's library, but a better gift for a senior in high school or early college. It is a tale about how the world really works, ready for comparison with today. Best regards.
felt boot
Book was highlighted throughout with about 50 post-its stuck for added pleasure of removing.
As for content it was an interesting story, as with most history it is a one sided continuation of Thucydides Peloponnesian War but the ttranslator does a good job of pointing out differences in Xenophon's history vs others'. It is a good history if you are interested in the story but may not be if you are in a college course on the subject and are fact finding. You can read between the lines and find the facts but cross referencing would be advised.
Jusari
As a continuation of thuchides its a little soft. but if you read THE PERSIAN EXPIDITIONS by XENOPHON first you'll feel me comfotable with his

lighter reading style...
I just recieved the replacement for the "lost" book. Lost by some mistake from the US post office. But the book itself is needed for a class and came in excellent condition. I was a little disturbed at first about all the packing, but looking outside my ouse I deemed it a great idea. Great Book for a ancient Greek History class or anyone interested in it.

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