Hellenica


Hellenica

"Hellenica" (Ἑλληνικά) is an important work of the Greek writer Xenophon and one of the principal sources for the final seven years of the Peloponnesian War not covered by Thucydides, and the war's aftermath.

Many consider this a very personal work, written by Xenophon in retirement on his Spartan estate, intended primarily for circulation among his friends, for people who knew the main protagonists and events, often because they had participated in them.

Rex Warner translated its title for the Penguin Classics edition as A History of my Times.

The account starts in 411 BCE, the year where Thucydides breaks off and ends in 394 BCE the year of the battle of Cnidus.

External links

* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1174 Project Gutenberg - Hellenica by Xenophon]

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