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  title={Xenophon’s failed imperialists : the question of empire in the Hellenica},
  author={Charles U. Zug},
In Xenophon’s Hellenica, or “Greek Affairs” from 404-362 BCE, both empire and its absence entail characteristic advantages and disadvantages. An international arrangement without empire is necessarily one of empire-seekers; and the quest for empire is, while impressive, also a risky and destabilizing enterprise. Xenophon illuminates these aspects of empire in the Hellenica by drawing our attention to the rise and fall of three empireseekers, thereby revealing the considerable advantages that… 


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