Rebecca Edwards (Committee Member), Bruce Laforse (Committee Chair), Jeannette Marchand (Committee Member)
Master of Humanities (MHum)
Recent scholarship concerning Xenophon's works has focused on his ideas of leadership. A very few, if any, scholars have examined his portrayal of the cavalry and the cavalry commander. With so many of Xenophon's writings involving cavalry, it is possible to draw a comparison between Xenophon's idealized portrayals of cavalry operations in the Cyropaedia and Cavalry Commander, and his historical accounts of the cavalry, especially with regards to its training and effectiveness in battle. In comparing these works, their similarities and differences, a cohesive portrait of Xenophon's ideal cavalry and its commander emerges.
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