XENOPHONAthens, approx. 430 - 354 B.C.
A famous philosopher, historian, writer and general, student of Socrates. After the Persian monarch Cyrus was defeated in Kunaxa by Artaxerxes, he led after an epic struggle 10000 greek mercenaries to Byzantium. Athenians accused him of being Spartan friendly, so after being forced to exile, he settled in Corinthos. Some years later he returned and died in Athens. His works full of high thinking, are historical, political, practical and philosophical nature.