Short Essay Questions Key
1. What are the intentions of the author and the publisher in presenting "A History of My Times"?
"A History of My Times" is intended to be read by an academic audience. Xenophon's first hand accounts of the military leaders make the book especially informative, and the publisher's approach to formatting make it easier for scholars to access that information.
2. What is the significance of Xenophon's early background?
Xenophon was born into the Knight class. This meant that he could afford to own a horse and led him to serve as a cavalry officer in the military.
3. How many men did Xenophon lead in the military, and what were some of the complaints about them?
Xenophon was in charge of ten thousand men during his time in the military. His reputation as a leader was neither exceptional nor negative, but there were several complaints about the perceived lack of discipline in his men.
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