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Xenophon's Mirror of PrincesReading the Reflections$
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Vivienne J. Gray

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001

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Xenophon's Patterned Narratives of Leadership

Xenophon's Patterned Narratives of Leadership

(p.179) 4 Xenophon's Patterned Narratives of Leadership
Xenophon's Mirror of Princes

Vivienne J. Gray (Contributor Webpage)

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Chapter 4 examines his creation and development of formulaic scenes to display Xenophon's views on leadership, and how the recognition of these formulae guides our readings and can bring new light to passages that have not previously been recognized as formulae.

Keywords:   patterned narrative, formulaic scenes, narrative topoi, willing obedience, bad news, young men, wrongdoers, other leaders

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