Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Art of Horsemanship, by Xenophon

by Xenophon; Morgan, M. H. (Morris Hicky), 1859-1910

This translated Version Published 1893

Veterinary Library's copy part of the John A. Seaverns Equine Collection

Publisher Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, and Co.
Pages 224
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number 19347510
Digitizing sponsor Tufts University
Book contributor Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine

Collection websterfamilyvetmed; blc; americana

Among the earliest known works on choosing, caring for, and riding horses, this book is still hailed--2,300 years after it was written — as one of the most complete, thoughtful, and accessible guides of its type. Civilization has changed radically in the centuries since it was written, but the equestrian arts have remained essentially the same. Much of what we presently accept as common wisdom about horsemanship derives from this volume.

A student of Socrates, Xenophon was an accomplished cavalryman and one of the foremost scholars of his day. This translation by Morris H. Morgan offers a fluid interpretation of the ancient Greek's advice, plus 38 carefully chosen illustrations. Equestrians and other horse lovers as well as military history buffs and students of Greek culture will find The Art of Horsemanship a treasury of practical tips and enlightened observations.

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