The Cavalry General
Translation by H. G. Dakyns
Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a
pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans,
and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land
and property in Scillus, where he lived for many
years before having to move once more, to settle
in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.
The Cavalry General is a discourse on the merits
a cavalry general, or hipparch, in Athens should
have. Xenophon also describes the development of
a cavalry force, and some tactical details to be
applied in the field and in festival exhibition.