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Headword: *ceni/as
Adler number: xi,28
Translated headword: Xenias
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*ceni/as: o)/noma ku/rion.
And a Peloponnesian-sounding one. Known individuals of this name include:
(i) An Arcadian mercenary commander in the army of the younger Cyrus (Xenophon, Anabasis 1.2.3 & 10, 1.4.7-8).
(ii) A faction-leader in Elis in the early C4 BC: fabulously rich ("the man of whom they say that he measured out the money he got from his father by the bushel": Xenophon, Hellenica 3.2.27-29, at 27); proxenos of Sparta and personal guest-friend of King Agis II; and, in the account of Xenophon, instigator of a bungled right-wing coup in his city. See Perseus Encyclopedia entry at web address 1, inc. links to his several mentions in Pausanias.
P.A. Cartledge, Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta (London 1987) p.251.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@13:45:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 July 2001@03:36:43.
Catharine Roth (added note and link) on 6 July 2001@18:18:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography) on 7 July 2001@05:06:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 December 2005@06:08:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; raised status) on 28 August 2007@06:04:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 January 2016@11:53:49.


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