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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · October
· · · · 27 (1 entry)

Xenophon · A few months back I talked up Herodotus; on today‚Äôs Classic Authors Hit Parade is Xenophon, whose Conversations of Socrates carried me most of the long way from Vancouver to Heathrow today (these new Powerbooks get two hours max, four if you turn the screen off and use it as a music box). The Socrates is a bit of a plodder, but herewith an unabashed rave over his Anabasis, a totally unbelievable true story well-told, and some general remarks as to why you might want to read these long-dead writers ...
 
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