Richard Fernando Buxton is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Colorado College. He received his PhD in Classics from the University of Washington and has previously taught at the College of Charleston and the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the political and economic history of Classical Athens (fifth- to fourth-century BC) as it appears in the era's literature, particularly in the work of the philosopher-historian Xenophon, a disciple of Socrates who was also a famous mercenary general. In 2016, Richard edited and contributed to a special volume of the journal Histos on Xenophon’s theory of the ideal leader, and wrote a chapter on this subject for the Cambridge Companion to Xenophon. He has previously published articles on Irony in Herodotus (Greek, Roman, Byzantine Studies 2012) and Athenian coins circulating in Persian territory (American Journal of Numismatics 2009). Current and forthcoming articles in Illinois Classical Studies (2017) and a supplementary volume of Trends in Classics (2018) cover, respectively, Xenophon’s depictions of civil wars within Greek city-states in his historical work the Hellenica, and the different ways in which Xenophon and the contemporary orator Isocrates conceptualized such conflicts (known in Greek, confusingly for us, as stasis).