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

Xenophon · A few months back I talked up Herodotus; on today’s 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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