Agesilaus (Xenophon)

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Agesilaus (Greek: Ἀγησίλαος) is a minor work by Xenophon.

The text summarizes the life of Spartan king Agesilaus II, whom Xenophon valued greatly, considering him as an unsurpassed example of all the civil and military virtues. The king's life is narrated in chronological order, making Agesilaus one of the first examples of biographical writings.

Certain parts of the work are borrowed from Hellenica, with only minor changes of the language.[1]

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  1. ^ Marchant E.C, Xenophon - Scripta Minora, XIX

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