An introduction to the "Cyropaedia"; Socrates in Persia; the symposia of the "Cyropaedia"; romance, revenge and pathos - the novellas of the "Cyropaedia"; Xenophon and his hero.
`this is a lively and interesting book, and one more widely informative than its title might suggest...I have to admit that I myself have never yet read more than the odd bit of it. Nevertheless this lucid and lively book succeeds in leaving me with the strong feeling that, by not reading more, I am missing a rare treat.' Greece and Rome `...it contains much that is worth reading. I myself found a number of points at which useful and enlightening information was presented.' Antony G Keen, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 4.6 1993 `G.'s exploration of the Cyropaedia provides a different and richly documented mode of reading Xenophon's most ambitious work.' Philip A. Stadter, University of North Carolina, Chapel HIll, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIV, No. 2, 1994 `this immensely learned and well-organised book will be indispensable.' Journal of Hellenic Studies