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Persian Expedition
By Xenophon

The Persian Expedition

Persian Expedition

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Translated by Rex Warner See other recent books by Rex Warner
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Persian Expedition by Xenophon

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In "The Persian Expedition", Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140440072
ISBN-10: 0140440070
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Xenophon

Xenophon was born c.430BC, an Athenian gentleman. Whilst fighting for Greece, he was finally banished due to his devotion to Socrates and support for Sparta. Settling near Olympia under Spartan protection, he began to write his treatises, histories and biographies.

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