Xenophon's Works

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Matthew Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 9 2015 8:31 AM

Just a few more bids needed to get the Loeb edition of Xenophon's works into production.

https://www.logos.com/product/32665/works-of-xenophon

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Greg F | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 9 2015 8:49 AM

It's worth pointing out that Xenophon's Anabasis (included in this set) has traditionally been one the most important texts for learning Attic Greek. Generations and generations of students cut their teeth on this swashbuckling adventure story.

If you'd like to expand outside of Koine Greek into Attic, these texts by Xenophon (Anabasis, Education of Cyrus, Hellenika, etc.) are very readable and interesting. Highly recommended for both language learners and history buffs.

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 9 2015 9:44 AM

Greg F:

It's worth pointing out that Xenophon's Anabasis (included in this set) has traditionally been one the most important texts for learning Attic Greek. Generations and generations of students cut their teeth on this swashbuckling adventure story.

If you'd like to expand outside of Koine Greek into Attic, these texts by Xenophon (Anabasis, Education of Cyrus, Hellenika, etc.) are very readable and interesting. Highly recommended for both language learners and history buffs.

Truth. I went to a public liberal arts university and for my classical Greek coursework we translated passages from the Hellenika the Anabasis. Xenophon's style is very readable and would make for an easy bridge from Koine to Attic. (Unlike the philosophical writings of Plato and, much as I enjoy the poetic and the adventure, the Argonautika.)

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 9 2015 11:49 AM

For the reason Greg talks about, I've been pulling for this set for a long, long time; pretty much since they were written. Smile

Unfortunately, not many Loeb sets are close other than Xenophon.

Thanks for bringing this up, Matthew.

And BTW, narrowing the CP search to "Loeb Classical Library" does not show the Aristotle collection. Should I report this, Brandon?

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 9 2015 11:55 AM

Good catch. I've fixed it. Thanks for mentioning it. :)

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 9 2015 1:38 PM

Matthew Miller:

Just a few more bids needed to get the Loeb edition of Xenophon's works into production.

https://www.logos.com/product/32665/works-of-xenophon

Yes

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2015 6:48 AM

This looks to be on the ragged edge of crossing over at $28.  It shouldn't take many more bids to push it across the line.

Works of Xenophon (14 vols.)

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Greg F | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2015 6:55 AM

I'm especially excited about the combination of these Loeb Xenophon volumes and Goodwin's grammars/dictionaries.

Jump in on both for a perfect all-in-one intermediate to advanced Greek learning package!

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Tim Finlay | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 11:21 AM

It looks as if they now have enough bids and we have a week left to make the price cheaper.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2015 1:12 PM

Indeed, a fact that gladdens my Greekish heart. I wish now that I had bid on the Goodwin grammars when they were in CP.

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David Eagen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2015 10:15 AM

I already have almost all of these titles through the Perseus Classics Collection. What's the difference between Perseus and Loeb?

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 27 2015 9:49 AM

David Eagen:

I already have almost all of these titles through the Perseus Classics Collection. What's the difference between Perseus and Loeb?

I know some forum discussions have already taken place regarding this issue.

Here and here.

The main differences seem to be (a) tagging quality (the extent of that difference is a subject of some debate, but I have not seen anyone look into specifics on this, yet), (b) typesetting, and (c) the Loeb introductory material.

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