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. Xenophon

Xenophon of Athens (c. 431 BC - 354 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier, mercenary, and student of Socrates. As a soldier, Xenophon became commander of the Ten Thousand at about 30, with noted military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge saying of him, the centuries since have devised nothing to surpass the genius of this warrior. He established the precedent for many logistical operations and was among the first to use flanking maneuvers, feints and attacks in depth. He was...See more