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March up Country A Translation of Xenophon's Anabasis

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ISBN-10: 0472060953

ISBN-13: 9780472060955

Edition: N/A

Authors: Xenophon, W. H. Rouse

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 6/24/1957
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Xenophon's life and personality is better known to us, perhaps, than that of any other Greek who lived before Alexander the Great. Much of his considerable output of historical writing and essays is frankly or implicitly autobiographical. He reveals himself as one of those many Athenians and other Greeks who turned to autocratic political models, including admiration of Persia, after the excesses of the Athenian democracy led to disaster in the Peloponnesian War. He also reveals himself as much more than a literary man and a critic of his times. A gentleman adventurer and something of a professional soldier, he followed in turn the philosopher Socrates, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger,…