ON HORSEMANSHIP is a 4th century BC treatise on how to buy a good horse, and how to raise it to be either a war horse or show horse. Xenophon ends with some words on military equipment for a cavalryman.
About the Author
Xenophon of Athens (c. 430 – 354 BC) was an ancient Greek soldier, historian, philosopher, and biographer. Born to a wealthy family near Athens, Xenophon was a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He journeyed extensively in the Perisan Empire as part of an expedition by Cyrus the Younger to unseat his older brother, the emperor, in 401 B.C. Xenophon wrote extensively on his travels in Persia.