Cyropaedia by Xenophon
So you think, Cyrus, that the beauty of any human creature can compel a man to do wrong against his will? Surely if that were the nature of beauty, all men would feel its force alike. See how fire burns all men equally; it is the nature of it so to do; but these flowers of beauty, one man loves them, and another loves them not, nor does every man love the same. For love is...
On Horsemanship by Xenophon
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.