Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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Edited by: Christine Walde
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The Reception of Classical Literature , a Supplement to Brill’s New Pauly gives an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from Antiquity to the present.

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Xenophon, Oeconomicus

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Author(s): Föllinger, Sabine
A. Author and work X. was born at Athens between 430 and 425 BC, and studied with Socrates, probably in the last decade of the 5th cent. He accompanied Cyrus the Younger on the campaign against his brother, the Persian Great King Artaxerxes II. He described the events of this enterprise in his Anabasis (see below). On his return to Greece, X. attached himself to the Spartan King Agesilaus. X. was banished from Athens for siding with Agesilaus against Athens at the Battle of Coronea during the Corinthian War, and perhaps also for finding common cau…