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Published: 26 July 2008

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687815

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The 'Old Oligarch'

The Constitution of the Athenians Attributed to Xenophon

J. L. Marr and P. J. Rhodes

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

'Old Oligarch' is a label often applied to the unknown author of the Athenian Constitution preserved with the works of Xenophon. Probably written in the mid 420s B.C., it is the earliest surviving Athenian prose text, and its author was probably a young pupil of the teachers known as sophists.