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Xenophon's Spartan constitution : introduction, text, commentary

Author: Xenophon.; Michael Lipka
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, 2002.
Series: Texte und Kommentare, Bd. 24
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This work presents a critical edition of "The Spartan Constitution", a treatise in state philosophy attributed to the historian Xenophon. Addressing linguistic and historical problems, it discusses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kommentar
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Xenophon.
Xenophon's Spartan constitution.
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, 2002
(OCoLC)605343918
Named Person: Xenophon.; Xenophon.; Xenophon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xenophon.; Michael Lipka
ISBN: 3110174669 9783110174663
OCLC Number: 50428879
Language Note: Greek text and English translation on opposite pages; introduction and commentary in English.
Notes: Revised thesis (doctoral)--Freie Universität, Berlin, 1997.
Description: viii, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Texte und Kommentare, Bd. 24
Other Titles: Lacedaemoniorum respublica.
Spartan constitution
Responsibility: by Michael Lipka.
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by WTYILL@KUK (WorldCat user on 2007-08-22)

Introduction 3 I. Xenophon’s Life 3 II. Authorship 5 III. Date 9 IV. Predecessors and Influences 13 a. Lakonophilia 13 b. Socrates 18 c. Critias 19 d. Herodotus 20 e. Thucydides (Epitaphios) 21 f. Thibron 22 g. Lysander 23 h. Pausanias 23 i. Plato 24 j. Rhetra 24 V. Composition 27 VI. Purpose and audience 31 VII. Historicity 32 a. In general 32 b. Lycurgus 35 VIII. Reception 37 IX. Structure 44 X. Language 46 a. Spartan terminology 46 b. Xenophontic diction 47 c. Dialect, poeticism, archaism, neologism 51 d. Prepositions 52 XI. Style 53 XII. Text 56 a. Transmission 56 b. Editions, commentaries, indexes 59 XIII. Siglorum Conspectus 63 XIV. Text and Translation 64 XV. Commentary 97 XVI. Appendixes 253 Appendix I: Spartan marriage 253 Appendix II: The seizure of cheese from the altar of Orthia in Xenophon and the ‘diamastigosis’ of the later sources 255 Appendix III: The structure of the Spartan army according to Xenophon and Thucydides 257 Figures 265 Bibliography 269 Indexes 285

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"Lipka's work is an excellent resource for students of Spartan history."Thomas J. Figueira in: Ordia Prima 4/2005

 
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