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Xenophon
Source/Notes:
The Cavalry General, ch. 6, as translated by Henry Graham Dakyns in The Cavalry General (2004) p. 26
Xenophon
Source/Notes:
Hiero, ch. 3, as translated by Richard Graves in The Whole Works of Xenophon (1832) p. 626).


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Soldier

Bio: Xenophon, son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire.

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