Xenophon

About Xenophon

Birth Place: Athens, Greek
Died On: 354 BC (aged approx. 76)
Occupation: Historian, soldier, mercenary
Children: Gryllus and Diodorus
Parent(s): Gryllus

Xenophon Net Worth

Xenophon was born in Athens, Greek. Xenophon was an ancient Greek historian and philosopher. He lived during the 4th century B.C. and wrote about life in ancient Greece. He was a contemporary of the great philosopher Socrates whom he greatly admired. He is credited to have preserved Socratic dialogues and accounts of his life as Socrates himself never preserved anything. As a young man Xenophon had also served in the army of the Persian price Cyrus the Younger and had recorded his experience in his ‘Anabasis’ which is read even today. He was an independent minded and adventurous person and had no feelings of adherence to a particular nation. He later on joined the Spartan army much to the chagrin of Athenians and was exiled from Athens because of this. He settled in Scillus and produced a large body of work most of which survives till date. He was a free thinker and his works are characterized by novelty. He was one of the first philosophers to suggest that the world was created by a god or gods. His works are also famous for being non-technical and autobiographical. Xenophon was called the ‘Attic Muse’ due to the sweetness of his diction. He was very sympathetic towards animals and advocated for humane treatment of horses.
Xenophon is a member of Philosophers

💰 Net worth: $12 Million

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Famous Quotes:

It occurred to me one day that Sparta, though among the most thinly populated of states, was evidently the most powerful and most celebrated city in Greece; and I fell to wondering how this could have happened. But when I considered the institutions of the Spartans, I wondered no longer.

Biography/Timeline

2013

In section 4.3 of the Cyropaedia Cyrus makes clear his Desire to institute cavalry. He even goes so far to say that he desires that no Persian kalokagathos ("noble and good man" literally, or simply "noble") ever be seen on foot but always on a horse, so much so that the Persians may actually seem to be centaurs (4.3.22–23). Centaurs were often thought of as creatures of ill repute, which makes even Cyrus’ own advisors wary of the label. His minister Chrysantas admires the centaurs for their dual nature, but also warns that the dual nature does not allow centaurs to fully enjoy or act as either one of their aspects in full (4.3.19–20).

2019

Xenophon’s entire classical corpus is extant. The following list of his works exhibits the extensive breadth of genres in which Xenophon wrote.