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Dillery, John 1961-

Works: 12 works in 86 publications in 6 languages and 2,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Military history  Sources  Fiction  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PA4494, 881
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Most widely held works by John Dillery
Xenophon and the history of his times by John Dillery( )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xenophon (Greek: ???????, Xenophōn; English pronunciation: /znfn/, Greek pronunciation: [ksenop̂?n]; c. 430 ? 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire."--Wikipedia
Clio's other sons : Berossus and Manetho : with an afterword on Demetrius by John Dillery( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soon after the death of Alexander the Great, the priest Berossus wrote the first known narrative and comprehensive history of his native Babylon, and the priest Manetho likewise wrote the first such history of his native Egyptian civilization. Nothing like these histories had been produced before in these cultures. Clio's Other Sons considers why that is: why were these histories written at this point, and for what purposes? Berossus and Manetho operated at the crossings of several political, social, and intellectual worlds. They were members of native elites under the domination of Macedonian overlords; in their writings we can see suggestions that they collaborated in the foreign rule of their lands, but at the same time we see them advocating for their cultures. Their histories were written in Greek and betray active engagement with Greek historical writing, but at the same time these texts are clearly composed from native records, are organized along lines determined by local systems of time-reckoning, and articulate views that are deeply informed by regional scholarly and wisdom traditions. In this volume John Dillery charts the interactions of all these features of these historians. An afterword considers Demetrius, the approximate contemporary of Berossus and Manetho in time, if not in culture. While his associates wrote new histories, Demetrius' project was a rewriting of an existing text, the Bible. This historiographical 'corrective' approach sheds light on the novel historiography of Manetho and Berossus"--
Anabasis by Xenophon( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. Later he wrote the famous vivid account of this 'March Up-Country' (Anabasis); but meanwhile he entered service under the Spartans against the Persian king, married happily, and joined the staff of the Spartan king, Agesilaus. But Athens was at war with Sparta in 394 and so exiled Xenophon. The Spartans gave him an estate near Elis where he lived for years writing and hunting and educating his sons. Reconciled to Sparta, Athens restored Xenophon to honour but he preferred to retire to Corinth. Xenophon's Anabasis is a true story of remarkable adventures
Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertis in usum : studies in honor of Edward Courtney by Cynthia Damon( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's own, non-historical writing
Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon by Xenophōn( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 5-6. Cyropaedia, a historical romance on the education of Cyrus (the Elder), reflects Xenophon's ideas about rulers and government
Anabasis by Xenophon( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon : in seven volumes by Xenophon( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Xenophon by Xenophon( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Volume 3. Continuation of Anabasis. Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love. Apology is an interesting complement to Plato’s account of Socrates’s defense at his trial
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Xenophon and the history of his times
Alternative Names
Dillery, John David

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