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    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

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    • An intelligent leader

    • By Benedict on 04-13-04

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    • Hellenica

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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    The Hellenica is Xenophon’s continuation of Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War, literally resuming from where the previous author’s history was abruptly left unfinished and narrating the events of the final seven years of the conflict and the war’s aftermath. Some historians consider the Hellenica to be a personal work, written by Xenophon in retirement on his Spartan estate, and intended primarily for circulation among his friends, who would have known the main protagonists and events, having most likely participated in them.  

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    • The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Xenophon (431-355 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, was a soldier, mercenary and an admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the sayings of Socrates, and the life of Greece. He participated in the expedition led by Cyrus the Younger against his older brother, the emperor Artaxerxes II of Persia, in 401 BC. His record of the entire expedition against the Persians and the journey home was titled "Anabasis" (The Expedition or The March Up Country).

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    • Apology and Memorabilia

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Xenophon was a friend of Socrates, and yet his concise memories of the iconic philosopher have lived under the shadow of the more voluminous accounts by Plato. Yet Xenophon’s two works are, in many ways, more entertaining and more accessible, and they present a different view of the man who embodies a clear mind, temperate, ethical living, sharp intellect and humour.

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    • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The March of the Ten Thousand by Xenophon is an account of the Greek mercenary armies formed by Cyrus the Younger in an attempt to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes II, with the purpose of gaining control of the Persian Empire. Xenophon was one of the leaders of these mercenaries; his work The Anabasis retells the story of the march to the Battle of Cunaxa. 

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    • The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

    • By: Xenophon, Edward Bysshe (translator)
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Xenophon was a Greek who admired and studied with Socrates. He marched with the Spartans and later was exiled from Athens. He wrote about the history of his times, the sayings of Socrates and about life in Greece. Edward Bysshe translated Xenophone's work in 1702. This translation has continued to have an excellent reputation. In this work Xenophon discusses the views of life taught by Socrates.

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    • Philosopher, Soldier, Historian and Mercenary

    • By Darwin8u on 12-04-12

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    • The Persian Expedition

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Xenophon, after being exiled from Athens, spent the last years of his life hunting, writing, and recalling in his books the great days of the Persian expedition. This record of one of the most famous marches in history contains an account of the day-to-day life of ordinary men and soldiers. Translated by Rex Warner.

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    • did Stephen Hawking narrate this?

    • By Jack on 09-27-16

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    • Stories from Xenophon

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stories from Xenophon is a valuable, firsthand historical account of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), a bitter struggle between Athens and Sparta for the control of Greece. While historians have debated some of its omissions, Stories from Xenophon remains a fascinating document about democracy in crisis, civil war, and the beginning of the decline of one of the world's great cultures.

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    • Essential Reading

    • By Christopher on 01-08-15

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    • Xenophon

    • The Apology of Socrates
    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Bill Leavy
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this work the Athenian historian Xenophon tries to show that Socrates' proud defense before the Athenian jury was in large part due to his belief that it was the right time for him to die.

    • The Apology of Socrates
    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Bill Leavy
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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    • Anabasis: Das große Abenteuer des Griechen Xenophon

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Alexander Senger
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    Ein einzigartiger Einblick in die antike griechische Welt. Mit "Anabasis" bezeichneten die alten Griechen eine Reise weg vom Meer in das Landesinnere. In diesem Fall ist das riesige Perserreich gemeint, das sich vom Gebiet der heutigen Türkei bis zur indischen Grenze erstreckt. Der Athener Xenophon ist ein junger, abenteuerlustiger Grieche, der 401 v. Chr. an einem Feldzug des persischen Prinzen Kyros teilnimmt. Der Feldzug bringt ihn bis in die Nähe Babylons, als Kyros unerwartet umkommt. Fast 10.000 Griechen, die Kyros als Söldner gefolgt sind, sind nun auf sich allein gestellt. Xenophon führt sie durch viele Gefahren nach Hause.

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    • Hiero, or "The Tyrant"

    • By: Xenophon
    • Narrated by: Lambrini Lamprou
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Xenophon was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier, and student of Socrates. In the dialogue between the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon discusses the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the superior happiness of the private individual. 

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