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Anabasis By XENOPHON
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XENOPHON Anabasis Xenophon was born at Athens about B.C. 430, and died probably in 355. He was an Athenian gentleman who in his early-manhood was an intimate member of the Socratic circle. In 401 he... More > joined the expedition of Cyrus, recorded in the "Anabasis," and did not again take up his residence in Athens. The "Anabasis" must be introduced by an historical note. In the year 404 B.C. the Peloponnesian war was brought to a close by a peace establishing the Lacedæmonian supremacy consequent upon the crowning disaster to the Athenians at Aegos Potami. In the same year the Persian king Darius Nothus died, and was succeeded on the throne by his son Artaxerxes. His younger son, Cyrus, determined to make a bid for the throne. He had personal knowledge of the immense superiority of the Greek soldiery and the Greek discipline over those of the Eastern nations.< Less
Lost in Asia: Xenophon's Anabasis By Xenophon
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The riveting tale of how the lost Greek soldiers fought and traced their way home, till at last in sight of the sea, their ancient thoroughfare; 'thalassa, thalassa!'. By one of their bravest and... More > most ingenious leaders CALLENDER CLASSICAL TEXTS< Less
Anabasis: The Persian Expedition By Xenophon
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Anabasis is the most famous work of Xenophon. The journey it narrates is his best known accomplishment and one of the great adventures in human history. Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan... More > general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities. Now abandoned in northern Mesopotamia, without supplies other than what they could obtain by force or diplomacy, the 10,000 had to fight their way northwards through Corduene and Armenia, making ad hoc decisions about their leadership, tactics, provender and destiny, while the King's army and hostile natives constantly barred their way and attacked their flanks.< Less
The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis (Illustrated) By Xenophon
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Of Darius and Parysatis were born two sons, the elder Artaxerxes, and the younger Cyrus. After Darius had fallen sick, and suspected that the end of his life was approaching, he was desirous that... More > both of his sons should attend him. The elder then happened to be present; Cyrus he sent for from the province of which he had made him satrap. He had also appointed him commander of all the forces that muster in the plain of Castolus. Cyrus accordingly went up, taking with him Tissaphernes as a friend, and having also with him three hundred heavy-armed Greeks, and Xenias of Parrhasia, their captain.< Less
Xenophon's Anabasis Books I-IV with Notes and Vocabulary By Xenophon
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A classic school text of Xenophon's Anabasis including grammatical notes and vocabulary.
Xenophon's Anabasis Books I-IV with Notes and Vocabulary By Xenophon
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A classic school text of Xenophon's Anabasis including grammatical notes and vocabulary.
The Works of Xenophon By Xenophon
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This collection has all of the following works: Historical and Biographical Works: Agesilaus Anabasis: The Persian Expedition Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus Hellenica Short Treatises: On... More > Horsemanship On Hunting: A Sportsman’s Manual Commonly Called Cynegeticus The Cavalry General The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians Ways and Means: A Pamphlet on Revenues Socratic Works and Dialogues: Hiero, or “The Tyrant”: A Discourse on Despotic Rule Memorabilia, or Recollections of Socrates Oeconomicus (The Economist): A Treatise on the Science of the Household In the form of a Dialogue Symposium, or the Banquet The Apology of Socrates< Less
Historical and Biographical Works of Xenophon By Xenophon
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Historical and Biographical Works of Xenophon has the following works: Agesilaus Anabasis: The Persian Expedition Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus Hellenica