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Read Ἀνάβασις Ἀνάβασις Free read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub Widely considered the most famous work of the professional soldier and writer Xenophon Anabasis is a true tale of dangerous adventure in ancient Greece Though advised not to join the army of 10000 by his friend Socrates Xenophon does set out with Cyrus the Great in that man's attempt to gain the empire of Persia from his brother When this leader is killed in battle howe. Xenophon is an ambitious 20ish man from a prominent family in Athens that doesn t have money any because of the war with Sparta which they lost He agrees to his friend s Proxenus plee urging him to fight for the treacherous Prince Cyrus younger brother of Artaxerxes II the Persian king in 401 BC With the end of the Peloponnesian War and Sparta s victory over dejected Athens the glory has vanished The impoverished Greeks look to the Persian Empire for any loot they can get there hands on Cyrus doesn t tell his foreign mercenaries the 10000 that he wants to replace his brother as king The Greeks were ostensibly recruited to defeat local enemies and receive coins When Cyrus is slain at the battle of Cunaxa the foreigners have lost their reason for being in Persia in a hostile nation which despises the invaders After the Greek generals are killed by treachery a meeting that was a bloodbath no leaders either Can they survive unfriendly tribes get passed wide rivers over high mountains overcome snowy weather and get back to their native wonderful Greece alive New leaders are chosen and Xenophon becomes a general a dubious honor in these bleak conditions The long march continues day after endless day week after week month after month step after tired step always forward never looking back until they reach their native land with 6000 left But having little plunder the mercenaries return to the Persian Empire get rich they hope and fight in a local war after all they re soldiers A tremendous book that tells not only about brutal battles but even better the way the ancients lived worked and hated a little love too fought wars not a pleasant subject yet necessary for our understanding of them culture changes however the human spirit remains the samethat is the problemFor those interested in history this can t be beat written by a man who experience the horrific adventure and lived Desolation Angels The Big Empty #3 professional soldier and writer Xenophon Anabasis is a true tale of dangerous adventure in ancient Greece Though advised not to join the army of 10000 by his friend Socrates Xenophon does set out with Cyrus the Great in that man's attempt to gain the empire of Persia from his brother When this leader is killed in battle howe. Xenophon is an ambitious 20ish man from a Under Fire In The Middle East prominent family in Athens that doesn t have money any because of the war with Sparta which they lost He agrees to his friend s Proxenus LMNO Pea uel plee urging him to fight for the treacherous Prince Cyrus younger brother of Artaxerxes II the Persian king in 401 BC With the end of the Peloponnesian War and Sparta s victory over dejected Athens the glory has vanished The impoverished Greeks look to the Persian Empire for any loot they can get there hands on Cyrus doesn t tell his foreign mercenaries the 10000 that he wants to replace his brother as king The Greeks were ostensibly recruited to defeat local enemies and receive coins When Cyrus is slain at the battle of Cunaxa the foreigners have lost their reason for being in Persia in a hostile nation which despises the invaders After the Greek generals are killed by treachery a meeting that was a bloodbath no leaders either Can they survive unfriendly tribes get Saint Charbel passed wide rivers over high mountains overcome snowy weather and get back to their native wonderful Greece alive New leaders are chosen and Xenophon becomes a general a dubious honor in these bleak conditions The long march continues day after endless day week after week month after month step after tired step always forward never looking back until they reach their native land with 6000 left But having little World Religions A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology plunder the mercenaries return to the Persian Empire get rich they hope and fight in a local war after all they re soldiers A tremendous book that tells not only about brutal battles but even better the way the ancients lived worked and hated a little love too fought wars not a Advanced ECG Boards And Beyond pleasant subject yet necessary for our understanding of them culture changes however the human spirit remains the samethat is the Advanced ECG 2nd ED problemFor those interested in history this can t be beat written by a man who experience the horrific adventure and lived

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Read Ἀνάβασις Ἀνάβασις Free read Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub O Greece When at last they reach the sea and know they near their homeland their cries of fierce joy resound and become the stuff of legend Told in forthright and unpretentious prose this epic journey of extraordinary endurance over hardship remains an entertaining account that exemplifies Socratic philosophy clear Greek writing and the bygone valor of remarkable warrio. Picked up at Moe s on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley and read as a little break from Piketty s Capital in the 21st Century and as a diversion from last week s various news stories that were bumming me out Them nutty ancient Greeks have a way of cheering me upXenophon s Anabasis was supposed to be one of the upcoming editions in the excellent Landmark Ancient Histories series but there hasn t been a new one of those in yearsSo when I saw a used Penguin edition for 6 I figured I could probably slum my way through with only one janky map some footnotes and an introduction written in stilted prose with dumb Penguin edition introduction esue words like otiose The Anabasis is sort like Kurdistan On Five Staters A Day mixed with Pulp Fiction The plot is pretty simple and I m not going to consider these spoilers since they happened 2000 years ago Cyrus wants to kill his brother the King of Persia so he raises a secret army including about 10000 Greek mercenaries Cyrus leads his army deep into Persia and manages to get himself killed in the first battle After that the Persian part of the army sort of melts away and the Greeks are left stranded deep in the heart of hostile Persian territoryThis all happens fairly uickly so most of the book is about The Ten Thousand as they are called even though that number starts to go down pretty uickly hacking their way back to Greece even though none are actually home by the time the book ends In fact the majority of the remaining part of the army are preparing to set sail to go fight the Persians again at the endBecause it s the Greeks there is lots of warring followed by plenty of speechifying Occasionally there is diplomacy It s always interesting when Greeks meet up with non Greeks because you always learn something new about the Greeks even if it s that they feel that some boys are just too darn pretty to put to death or that they don t care for dolphin fat unless it s mixed with waterWhen the Ten Thousand finally reach the Hellespont things get a little confusing at least for me they didSparta recently having won the Peloponnesian Wars was in control of the area and wasn t super thrilled about having thousands upon thousands of hungry horny and battle hardened troops idling around near an important city and port Also these same soldiers just tried to overthrow a huge powerful Empire right next door so even receiving them caused all kinds of diplomatic problems for SpartaSo the Ten Thousand led by Xenophon hang out in Thrace and spend the winter propping up a two bit King More warring speechifyingFinally Sparta decided and I can t imagine it turned out well for them to re attack Persia Xenophon wisely sells what meager possessions he has and scoots off to GreeceThe book works on so many levels I m always up for a good battle description and the sly Greeks and Persian tricks are always interesting to me The way Xenophon maintains command and slips his way out of various situations is amusing but one has to remember that he s the one telling the tale and about 30 years after it happened I m guessingXenophon is praised for his unadorned style but it is a bit jarring to read stuff like some Greeks lost their noses and toes from frostbite tossed off like an aside That might be just a little too unadorned


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