By: Xenophon
Published By: Double9 Books
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The most well-known writer of the professional soldier and author from Ancient Greece named Xenophon's Anabasis. It describes the journey of a sizable army of Greek mercenaries sent by Cyrus the Younger to assist him in removing his brother Artaxerxes II from the throne of Persia in 401 BC. The Anabasis, which consists of seven books, was written around 370 BC. The title Anabasis is translated as The March Up Country or as The March of the Ten Thousand even though the Ancient Greek word "v" signifies "embarkation," "ascent," or "mounting up." The best-known of Xenophon's works, and one of the great adventures in human history," is the account of the army's travels across Asia Minor and Mesopotamia. Because of its straightforward prose form and relatively pure Attic dialect, Anabasis is typically one of the first unabridged texts read by students of classical Greek. This is similar to Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico for Latin students. They are both third-person autobiographical stories of military adventure, which may not be a coincidence. Xenophon traveled with the Ten Thousand, a sizable force of Greek mercenaries that Cyrus the Younger had hired in order to assassinate his brother Artaxerxes II from the throne of Persia.

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Xenophon of Athens was a Greek military captain, philosopher, and historian who was born in Athens, most likely in 355 or 354 BC. At the age of 30, Xenophon was chosen to lead the Ten Thousand, one of the largest Greek mercenary armies of the Achaemenid Empire, as they advanced into and nearly conquered Babylon in 401 BC. Theodore Ayrault Dodge, a military historian, stated that "nothing has been invented centuries afterward to surpass the ingenuity of this warrior." Xenophon was one of the first to discuss tactical flanking moves and feints in battle, and he created precedents for many logistical operations. In his Anabasis, Xenophon describes his experiences with the Ten Thousand while serving Cyrus the Younger. He also describes Cyrus's unsuccessful attempt to usurp Artaxerxes II of Persia's throne and the Greek mercenaries' subsequent return to Greece following Cyrus's defeat at the Battle of Cunaxa. The first-person, modest, and introspective description of an ancient military commander's experiences is called Anabasis. Xenophon produced Cyropaedia on the subject of wars in Asia Minor and Babylon, explaining the military and political strategies employed by Cyrus the Great to subdue the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 539 BC.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 253 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278052
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278058
  • Item Weight: 303.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary,Fiction / Classics