Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BCE) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus, it fell to Xenophon to lead the Greeks from the gates of Babylon back to the coast through inhospitable lands. This volume brings together 'Hiero', a dialogue on government; 'Agesilaus', in praise of that king; 'Constitution of Lacedaemon' (on the Spartan system); 'Ways and Means' (on the finances of Athens); 'Manual for a Cavalry Commander'; a manual of Horsemanship; and a lively 'Hunting with Hounds'. The 'Constitution of the Athenians', though clearly not by Xenophon, is an interesting document on politics at Athens.