Cover of book Hiero
Categories: Fiction » Historical Fiction

Xenophon of Athens, a soldier, mercenary, and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. His literary heritage includes works on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings o


f Socrates, and the life of ancient Greece. In “Hiero” he offers a dialogue between Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, and the lyric poet Simonides about 474 B.C.E. By this work the author tried to disprove general delusion of a complete prosperity of the tyrant, describing residing misfortunes, the atmosphere of distrust, hatred and continuous tyrant’s fear for his own life.

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