The Anabasis of Cyrus

One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the ...

The Anabasis of Cyrus

One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, The Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the most powerful man on earth. It shows how Cyrus' army was assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor all the way to Babylon; how the Greeks held the field against a superior Persian force; how Cyrus was killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep within enemy territory; and how many of them overcame countless dangers and found their way back to Greece. Their remarkable success was due especially to the wily and decisive leadership of Xenophon himself, a student of Socrates who had joined the Ten Thousand and, after most of the Greek generals had been murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, won a position of leadership, and guided them wisely through myriad obstacles. In this new translation of the Anabasis of Cyrus, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other versions. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay by Eric Buzzetti, one that shows Xenophon to be an author who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic tale. The translation and interpretive essay encourage renewed study of the Anabasis of Cyrus as a work of political philosophy. They also celebrate its high adventure and its hero's adroit decision-making under the most pressing circumstances.

The Expedition of Cyrus

"First published as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 2005"--Title page verso.

The Expedition of Cyrus

"First published as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 2005"--Title page verso.

The March Up Country

The famous chronicle of the wealthy Athenian leader Xenophon, brought to life for the modern reader

The March Up Country

The famous chronicle of the wealthy Athenian leader Xenophon, brought to life for the modern reader

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis

As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition--edited by Shane Brennan and David Thomas--supplements the text with detailed maps and annotations that place the work in historical context.

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis

One of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded, this ancient classic--also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country--is now brought to life in a newly translated, definitive edition that features copious illuminating annotations, maps, and illustrations Xenophon's Anabasis is a fascinating tale of fraught and dangerous journey, and this translation shines new light on the long-revered text. The narrative tells of ten thousand Greek soldiers stranded deep in hostile Persia, their commander dead. Xenophon was appointed as one of their leaders, and he chronicled the harrowing journey as he led the "marching republic" north to the Black Sea. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition--edited by Shane Brennan and David Thomas--supplements the text with detailed maps and annotations that place the work in historical context. With its stunning endpapers and enlightening illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format hardcover will make a perfect gift for history buffs and all readers of the classics.

Anabasis

Anabasis by Xenophon - Anabasis is the most famous work, in seven books, of the Greek professional soldier and writer Xenophon.

Anabasis

Anabasis by Xenophon - Anabasis is the most famous work, in seven books, of the Greek professional soldier and writer Xenophon. The journey it narrates is his best known accomplishment and "one of the great adventures in human history," as Will Durant expressed it. Although the content of the book is lively, written in the style of someone who has participated in the adventures he describes, the story recounted in the Anabasis is completely uncorroborated. Xenophon accompanied the Ten Thousand, a large army of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Though Cyrus' mixed army fought to a tactical victory at Cunaxa in Babylon (401 BC), Cyrus was killed, rendering the actions of the Greeks irrelevant and the expedition a failure. Stranded deep in Persia, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were then 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 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 barred their way and attacked their flanks.

The Anabasis of Xenophon Volume 4

Published in 1898, the volume contains substantial supplementary material to assist with the Greek text, including an English introduction covering the seven books of the Anabasis and the life of Xenophon, textual notes, a substantial ...

The Anabasis of Xenophon  Volume 4

Published in 1898, the volume contains substantial supplementary material to assist with the Greek text, including an English introduction covering the seven books of the Anabasis and the life of Xenophon, textual notes, a substantial glossary, and indices for the proper names and grammatical constructions found in the work.

Xenophon Anabasis Book III

First comprehensive commentary on a section of Anabasis in English for a century, reflecting scholarly advances for students and scholars.

Xenophon  Anabasis Book III

First comprehensive commentary on a section of Anabasis in English for a century, reflecting scholarly advances for students and scholars.

Xenophon The Persian Expedition

Greek text with introduction, notes, vocabulary, selected bibliography, maps, and illustrations.

Xenophon  The Persian Expedition

Greek text with introduction, notes, vocabulary, selected bibliography, maps, and illustrations.