Anabasis is the most famous work, published in seven books, of the Greek professional soldier and writer Xenophon. The text was composed around the year 370 BC, and in translations, Anabasis is rendered The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country. The journey it narrates is his best known accomplishment and "one of the great adventures in human history".
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. The item "The Anabasis of Xenophon (Limited Editions Club) Illustrations by A.Tassos" is in sale since Saturday, April 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "genuinevintagepaper1" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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