The Persian Expedition
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Persian Expedition by Xenophon
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780140440072
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Xenophon
Memorabilia. Oeconomicus. Symposium. Apology, Hardback (November 2013)
In Memorabilia and in Oeconomicus, a dialogue about household management, we see the philosopher Socrates through the eyes of his associate, Xenophon. In the Symposium, we obtain insight on life in Athens. Xenophon's Apology is a complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial.
Two Novels from Ancient Greece, Hardback (March 2010)View all books by Xenophon
Includes translations of the earliest preserved novels in ancient Greek that offer us a glimpse of the beginning of prose fiction in the western world.
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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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