Hellenica (Xenophon)

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Hellenica  (1890s) 
by Xenophon, translated by H. G. Dakyns

The Hellenica is a major narrative history of ancient Greece, written by Xenophon. It picks up its account where Thucydides left off in 411 BC, and continues down to the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC. This translation, by H.G. Dakyns, comes from his four volume set of Xenophon's collected works, the first volume of which was published in 1891. It was digitized by Project Gutenberg in 1998.

Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.

The Hellenica is his chronicle of the history of the Hellenes from 411 to 359 B.C., starting as a continuation of Thucydides, and becoming his own brand of work from Book III onwards.

Book 1[edit]

Book 2[edit]

Book 3[edit]

Book 4[edit]

Book 5[edit]

Book 6[edit]

Book 7[edit]