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Xenophon's Anabasis

Xenophon's Anabasis by Xenophon

Xenophon's Anabasis is a gripping historical account of the Greek general's harrowing journey and battle for survival as he leads his army through enemy territory after being betrayed by their Persian allies. The vivid descriptions of the harsh terrain, strategic battles, and the sheer willpower of the soldiers to overcome countless obstacles make this book an exhilarating read.

Xenophon's writing style is straightforward and succinct, which keeps the reader engaged and immersed in the narrative. His firsthand account provides valuable insights into ancient military tactics and the challenges faced by soldiers in times of war. The meticulous attention to detail in describing everything from the landscape to the daily struggles of the men creates a vivid picture of the harsh realities of ancient warfare.

Overall, Xenophon's Anabasis is a compelling and immersive read that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of ancient Greek military conquests. It is a must-read for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in stories of survival and perseverance against all odds.

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Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. “Anabasis” is a Greek work which meane “journey from the coast to the center of a country.” This is Xenophon’s account of his march to Persia with a troop of Greek mercenaries to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and take the throne from his brother Artaxerxes, and the ensuing return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and March 399 B.C.

H. G. Dakyns lived from (1838 – 1911).

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - June 14, 2018
An amazing, fascinating, true story! The readers of this audio book are excellent and easy to listen to.

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