Dakyns, introduction by Robert Payne. Illustrated with woodcuts by A.(4to) quarter black cloth, brown cloth boards with gilt spine and cover titles; map endpapers. 370 of 1500 copies made by Nina Eliopoulos at Aspioti Elka Graphic Arts Inc. Signed by the illustrator at the colophon.
Slipcase with areas of toning; volume near fine. 430 - 355/354 BC was an Athenian military leader, philosopher, and historian. At the age of 30, Xenophon was elected commander of one of the biggest Greek mercenary armies of the Achaemenid Empire, the Ten Thousand, that marched on and came close to capturing Babylon in 401 BC. As the military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge wrote, "the centuries since have devised nothing to surpass the genius of this warrior".
Xenophon established precedents for many logistical operations, and was among the first to describe flanking maneuvers and feints. Xenophon's Anabasis recounts his adventures with the Ten Thousand while in the service of Cyrus the Younger, Cyrus's failed campaign to claim the Persian throne from Artaxerxes II of Persia, and the return of Greek mercenaries after Cyrus's death in the Battle of Cunaxa.
Anabasis is a unique first-hand, humble, and self-reflective account of military leader's experience in antiquity. On the topic of campaigns in Asia Minor and in Babylon, Xenophon wrote Cyropaedia outlining both military and political methods used by Cyrus the Great to conquer the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 539 BC. Anabasis and Cyropaedia inspired Alexander the Great and other Greeks to conquer Babylon and the Achaemenid Empire in 331 BC. Anastasios Alevizos (25 March 1914 - 13 October 1985) was a Greek engraver, etcher and sculptor, who became famous under the name Tassos for his works on significant milestones of the 20th century history of Greece. He is considered to be one of the most important representatives of Greek engravers and his works were exhibited in USA, Soviet Union, France, Italy and Japan.
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