Xenophon, A philosopher of Athens, disciple of Socrates, and was also a noble and politike Captayne, who for his moste delectable stile in writing, was named the muse of Athens. He made most excellent workes, replenished with such kinde of wisdome and doctrine, that to the instruction of a prince, none may be compared vnto him. Wherefore I woulde exhort all noble men to reade his workes studiously, I would God that hee might finde a translatour eyther in Latine or English which could expresse sufficiently the moste delectable sentences contained in Greeke.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Xĕnŏphon, ontis, m., = *cenofw=n, a celebratea Greek historian and philosopher, born B. C. 445, a pupil of Socrates and a leader of the Greeks in the army of Cyrusthe younger, Cic. Div. 1, 25, 52; id. Tusc. 5, 34, 99; id. Sen. 9, 30; id. Leg. 2, 22, 56; Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 8.—Hence, Xĕnŏphontēus or -īus, a, um, adj., = *cenofo/nteios, of or belonging to Xenophon, Xenophontian: genus sermonis, Cic. Brut. 35, 132: Hercules, i. e.