The Trial of Orontas: Xenophon, Anabasis I, 6

@article{Keaveney2012TheTO,
  title={The Trial of Orontas: Xenophon, Anabasis I, 6},
  author={A. Keaveney},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2012},
  volume={81},
  pages={31-41}
}
This paper considers some of the historical problems involved in Xenophon’s account of Cyrus the Younger’s execution of Orontas. It is suggested that instinct and political calculation made Cyrus endure his underling’s treachery. The composition of the bench of judges is examined and the argument advanced that the number involved (seven) added weight to the verdict and that the relationship of some of the judges to Orontas would have bound them closer to Cyrus once the death penalty had been… Expand
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