On Horsemanship

On Horsemanship

by Xenophon

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Overview

On horsemanship deals with the selection, care, and training of horses in general. Military training and the duties of the cavalry commander are dealt with in the Hipparchicus. Written in about 350 BC, the treatises of Xenophon were considered the earliest extant works on horsemanship in any literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780599905368
Publisher: Spartacus Books
Publication date: 05/21/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 940,179
File size: 46 KB

About the Author

Xenophon of Athens (c. 430-354 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier, mercenary, and student of Socrates.As a historian, Xenophon is known for recording the history of his contemporary time, the late-5th and early-4th centuries BC, in such works as the Hellenica, about the final seven years and the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), a thematic continuation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. As one of the Ten Thousand (Greek mercenaries), he also participated in Cyrus the Younger's failed campaign to claim the Persian throne from his brother Artaxerxes II of Persia and recounted the events in Anabasis, his most notable history.

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