The Spartan and Theban Supremacies (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Spartan and Theban Supremacies Xenophon has filled the pages of his Hellenika.' I have, of course, derived the greatest assistance from the works of Thirlwall, Grote, Prof. E. Curtius, and lastly from my co-editor Mr. Cox but the narrative is based mainly on Xenophon and Plutarch, and I have attempted to lighten to some extent the charge of dullness so often brought against the Hellenika' by borrowing many of the graphic touches of humour and description which frequently redeem its general dreariness. ...

The Spartan and Theban Supremacies (Classic Reprint) 2017, Forgotten Books

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