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Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Vivienne J. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of great empires. Leadership is his main ... More


Securing the Eastern Mediterranean, 400–395

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

With the whole of Egypt and all Egyptian resources, including ships, in native hands, Artaxerxes had to plan a much different and larger campaign than that prepared in 403–401. Though Greek sources ... More


Egyptian Strategy Shifts: The Genesis of Tachos’ Great Offensive, 364–361

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

From the beginning of Tachos’ coregency with his father Nectanebo in 365/4 on through the beginning of Tachos’ sole kingship by 362/1, we can trace the formation of plans for an Egyptian ... More


Tachos: Campaign and Collapse, 360–359

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 360/59, the Egyptian king Tachos led in person an enormous offensive (unaffected by the resumption of loyalty on the part of rebel satraps in Anatolia) aimed at laying claim to the whole of ... More


Persian Counterattack, 359?

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The later report that Artaxerxes III Ochus waged three campaigns against Egypt, one of them while his father Artaxerxes II was still alive, points to 360/59 as the likely time for this. Thus it must ... More


Erōs and the Statesman

Jeffrey Beneker

in The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter first considers the philosophical background to Plutarch's representation of erōs, enkrateia (self-control), and sōphrosynē (temperance). It examines Xenophon's Memorabilia to uncover ... More


Implied Characterization and the Meaning of History in Xenophon’s Hellenica

Michael A. Flower

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores Xenophon’s use of indirect characterization in his Hellenica. It argues that Xenophon’s subtle use of this device compels readers to take an active part in the construction both ... More


Competition and its Costs: Φιλονικία‎ in Plutarch’s Society and Heroes

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Philonikia, or the desire to win, was a prominent feature of Greek and Roman civic life, as it is of our own. This chapter first establishes that Plutarch does not use two words alongside each other, ... More


Agesilaus and Sparta

George Cawkwell

in Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199593286
eISBN:
9780191804557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199593286.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the two strands in Agesilaus' policy: Panhellenism and what Xenophon terms φιλεταιρία‎, ‘support of supporters’. In both Agesilaus met constant and frequently effective ... More


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