By Charles K. Williams, Nancy Bookidis
Twenty-five papers awarded on the December 1996 symposium held in Athens to have a good time the one hundredth anniversary of the yankee tuition of Classical experiences excavations at historical Corinth. The papers are meant to demonstrate the variety in subject material of study presently being undertaken through students of historical Corinth, and their inclusion in a single quantity will function an invaluable reference paintings for nonspecialists. all of the issues (which fluctuate broadly from Corinthian geology to spiritual practices to Byzantine pottery) is gifted through the stated professional in that region. The e-book incorporates a complete basic bibliography of articles and volumes bearing on fabric excavated at Corinth. As a precis of 1 hundred years’ examine it is going to be beneficial to generations of students to come back.
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Xenophon says that the Spartans then prepared a fleet and sent it out under Mnasippos. 2 )b to say that first the Spartans had sent two smaller naval expeditions to the west under Aristokrates and Alkidas. Xenophon has left out a year. 2)c that Mnasippos sailed out only after the Spartans had observed that Athens' response in the west had gone adrift, since Timotheos, although instructed to return there, had instead sailed around the North Aegean looking for money and men. 11-13). He has Mnasippos set out before Timotheos, and thus makes Timotheos out to be a fool who sailed northeast when he knew that the enemy fleet had sailed west.
Further more, he was so biased in favo~ of moderate oligarch s that he fails to mention that their hero Theramenes was himself a member of the Thirty. Xenoph on is not only the liveliest and most atmospheric historian of the Thirty; we can largely trust him on these events. . §15. 3. However, while Xenophon does not tell outrtgh t lies, he can d~libera tely mislead, for example in the way he makes use of references to the. 8 above). ich he has just described, with at least some part of the Spartan war agamst Ells, which he goes on to describe.
Finally he deals with Xenophon as a historian, his virtues and faults, his sources, his attitude toward religion, his obvious biases, his reliability, and his own interpretation of the time in which he lived and wrote. It is a skillful and thorough job. e In the Introduction and appendices, the authors may have used their own or other translations. lx:xiii EDITOR'S PREFACE The volume's sixteen Appendices, by a number of scholars, cover a lot of ground, from the standard subjects on ancient Greece-units of currency and distance, elements of land and naval warfare, characteristics of Greek religion-to the more particular discussions of Athenian and Spartan government in Xenophon's life, political leagues in the fourth century, theories on the dates and sequence in which Xenophon composed the various parts of the Hellenika.