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The Shorter Writings

Xenophon and Gregory A. McBrayer


This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; Regime of the Athenians; Ways and Means, or On Revenue; The Skilled Cavalry Commander; On Horsemanship; and The One Skilled at Hunting with Dogs. The Agesilaos is a eulogy of a Spartan king, and the Hiero, or the Skilled Tyrant recounts a searching dialogue between a poet and a tyrant. The Regime of the Lacedaemonians presents itself as a laudatory examination of what turns out to be an oligarchic ... More

Keywords: Xenophon, (Ancient or Classical) Political Philosophy, Socrates, Tyranny, Democracy, Oligarchy, Leadership, (Ancient) History of Economic Thought, Sophistry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501718496
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xenophon, author
Ashland University

Gregory A. McBrayer, editor

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Front Matter

Editor’s Introduction

Gregory A. McBrayer

Chapter 1 Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant

Translated by David K. O’Connor

Chapter 2 Agesilaus

Translated by Robert C. Bartlett

Chapter 3 Regime of the Lacedaemonians

Translated by Catherine S. Kuiper and Susan D. Collins

Chapter 4 Regime of the Athenians

Translated by Gregory A. McBrayer

Chapter 5 Ways and Means, or On Revenues1

Translated by Wayne Ambler

Chapter 6 The Skilled Cavalry Commander1

Translated by Wayne Ambler

Chapter 7 On Horsemanship

Translated by Amy L. Bonnette

Chapter 8 The One Skilled at Hunting with Dogs1

Translated by Michael Ehrmantraut and Gregory A. McBrayer

End Matter