In 1880, Émile Belot published a monograph on Pseudo-Xenophon’s Constitution of the Athenians, in which he took an unusual position: he interpreted the Constitution of the Athenians as a letter written by Xenophon to the Spartan King Agesilaus in 378 BC. To explain this interpretation, this paper introduces Belot as a researcher and a teacher; and then attempts to place him and his work in the context of the historical-philological studies of his time ; finally, it evaluates his methodological approach and his scholarly contributions.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] A letter from Xenophon to the king of Sparta, Agesilaus? The unique monograph of Émile Belot|
|Title of host publication||Les aventures d’un pamphlet antidémocratique. Transmission et lectures plurielles de la Constitution des Athéniens du Pseudo-Xénophon (Ve siècle av. J.-C.- XXIe siècle)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Emile Bélot