Plot: A description of the rules of government of Sparta, providing a major source of otherwise scarce information about the daily life of that civilisation. 432 more words
Plot: Consciously written to begin precisely where Thucylides’ History of the Peloponnesian War leaves off in 411 BC, and covering the last seven years of that conflict, and the subsequent ongoing squabbles between Sparta, Athens, Persia, Thebes and their various allies and subjects up to 362 BC. 647 more words
Plot: A romantic account of the life of Cyrus II of Persia (Cyrus the Great) mostly concerned with his campaign against the Assyrians.
My version is the 2-volume set from Loeb Classical Library published by Heinemann and translated by Walter Miller. 806 more words
Plot: Cyrus, the younger brother of Persian King Aratxerxes, recruits a large army of Greek hoplites (heavy infantry) and peltasts (light infantry) to help him take the crown. 530 more words