Commentary

[in chronological order]

The Case for Greatness by Robert Faulkner

- Faulkner, R. The Case for Greatness: honorable ambition and its critics. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2008.
Publisher’s Review: “The Case for Greatness is a spirited look at political ambition, good and bad, with particular attention to honorable ambition. Robert Faulkner contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as… More

Xenophon’s Socrates by Leo Strauss

- Strauss, L. Xenophon's Socrates. St. Augustine Press. 2004 [1972].
Publisher’s Review: “Relying exclusively on the texts, Professor Strauss analyzes and compares every seemingly casual utterance as well as the more formal statements to recover the true Socrates and to determine the character of political… More

Xenophon’s Prince by Christopher Nadon

- Nadon, C. Xenophon's Prince: Republic and Empire in the Cyropaedia, Berkeley: U. Cal Press, 2001.
From the publisher: For over two millennia, the Cyropaedia, an imaginative biography of the Persian king Cyrus the Great, was Xenophon’s most popular work and considered his masterpiece. This study contributes to the recent rediscovery of… More

“Xenophon’s Symposium”

- Bartlett, R. "Xenophon's Symposium." In Xenophon's Shorter Socratic Writings, ed. Robert Bartlett. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell U. Press. 1996.
Publisher’s Review “This book presents translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretative essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and… More

Major Works

Hiero or: On Tyranny

- Hiero in Leo Strauss On Tyranny, ed. Gourevitch, Roth Chicago: University of Chicago Press. corrected and expanded edition, 2013.
From the publisher: On Tyranny is Leo Strauss’s classic reading of Xenophon’s dialogue, Hiero or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. This edition… More

The Education of Cyrus

- The Education of Cyrus, trans./ed. W. Ambler. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2001.
Publisher’s Review: “Xenophon’s masterpiece The Education of Cyrus—a work admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership—is at last available in a new English translation for a new century. Also known as the Cyropaedia, this… More

Anabasis of Cyrus

- Xenophon's Anabasis of Cyrus trans./ed. W. Ambler. Ithaca: NY: Cornell University Press. 2008.
Publisher’s Review: “One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by… More

Xenophon’s Memorabilia

- Xenophon's Memorabilia trans./ed. A. L. Bonnette. Ithaca: NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Publisher’s Review: “An essential text for understanding Socrates, Xenophon’s Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, providing a rare firsthand account of Socrates’ life and philosophy. The… More

Xenophon’s Hellenika

- The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika .  trans./ed.  R. B. Strassler, J. Marincola, D. Thomas.  New York: Pantheon Books.  2009.
Publisher’s Review: “From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the… More

The Shorter Socratic Writings

- Xenophon, The Shorter Socratic Writings, trans./ed. R. Bartlett. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1996.
Publisher’s Review: “This book presents translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretative essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and… More

Multimedia

Xenophon on Justice, Violence and the Legitimacy of Law

- Xenophon on Justice, Violence and the Legitimacy of Law - A lecture by Dr. Gabriel Danzig of Bar-Ilan University, given during the Israeli Philosophy Association's 16th Annual Conference hosted at Bar- Ilan University on February 18, 2013.

Socrates without Plato: the portrayals of Aristophanes and Xenophon

- Peter Adamson. History of Philosophy Podcast. King's College London.  Audio recording. Time 20:25.
In the first of several episodes on Socrates, Peter Adamson discusses portrayals of Socrates in “The Clouds” of Aristophanes and in the works of the historian Xenophon.

In our Time, Xenophon

- Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Xenophon, Thursday, May 26, 2011 for BBC radio.

Other Works

Collected Works

- Xenophantis opera omnia ed. E. C. marchant. Oxford: Oxford Classical Library. 1900-1920.