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Xenophon and Greek Historiography: an Early Historian, Novelist and Biographer

This course studies the works of Xenophon with an emphasis on the literary, social and historical contexts. The course depicts the individuality of his literary production and his contribution to the development of the historical genre in the fourth century. This is achieved through an in-depth study of the historical works of Xenophon: the Hellenica and the Anabasis, as well as his historical novel: the Cyropaedia and his depictions of the Spartan king Agesilaos, the Athenian thinker Socrates and the tyrant of Syracuse Hiero. Prerequisite: ANCS 1006. (lec 3) cr 3 Students may not retain credit for both ANCS 3016 and ANCS 4016

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