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  • Published: 9 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780307906854
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $89.99
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The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis



The ancient classic--also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country--now in an elegantly designed, newly translated, definitive edition that features illuminating annotations, and copious maps and illustrations.

The ancient classic—also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country—now in a newly translated, definitive edition that features copious illuminating annotations, maps, and illustrations

Xenophon’s Anabasis is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded, and this translation brings it newly to life on the page. The narrative tells of ten thousand Greek soldiers stranded deep in hostile Persia, their commander dead. Xenophon was appointed as one of their leaders, and he chronicled the harrowing journey as he led the “marching republic” north to the Black Sea. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition—edited by Shane Brennan and David Thomas—supplements the text with detailed maps and annotations that place the work in historical context. With its stunning endpapers and enlightening illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format hardcover will make a perfect gift for history buffs and all readers of the classics.

  • Published: 9 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780307906854
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $89.99
Categories:

About the authors

Xenophon

Xenophon was an Athenian country gentleman born about 430 BC. He may have helped to publish Thucydides' History, and certainly wrote his own Hellenica as a continuation of it. By his own (probably reliable) account he was a fine officer and outstanding leader, but his admiration for Sparta and devotion to Socrates, among other causes, led to his banishment. He was given an estate at Scillus and settled down to enjoy the life of a landed aristocrat, and it was during this period that he began to write histories, biographies, memoirs and specialist treatises. The defeat of Sparta in 371 forced him to move to Corinth where he probably lived for the rest of his life.

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