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Anabasis: The March Up Country [Paperback]

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Item description for Anabasis: The March Up Country by H. G. Dakyns Xenophon...

Xenophon's Anabasis is a classic tale of high adventure. An army of 10,000 Greek warriors, far from home, find themselves in hostile territory, vastly outnumbered and in great peril. Their leader, Cyrus the Great, has been killed in battle along with a number of their other generals. They must undertake an unparalleled arduous trek and make a heroic fighting retreat to save themselves from certain death.

This true story, told by the man who became one of the leaders of the valiant band of warriors, was the stuff of legend. It is ingrained in the history of the Greeks as a cherished tale of overcoming hardship with courage and nearly superhuman endurance. Even Alexander the Great was said to have kept a copy of this book and to have often referred to it for inspiration.

Told in the third person, as were Caesar's Commentaries, the style is simple, direct and unpretentious. Students of Greek Culture often find it a pleasure to read because of its uncomplicated style of writing in addition to being exciting story that accurately describes real people, places and times. This translation, by Professor H. G. Dakyns, retains the flavor of the original and includes embedded explanatory notes to help clarify references and unfamiliar geography.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   228
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2007
Publisher   El Paso Norte Press
ISBN  1934255033  
ISBN13  9781934255032  

Availability  112 units.
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Great Book!  Mar 24, 2007

Anabasis: The March Up Country is a great book. It is considered to be a classic for good reasons: it is a good read, it deals with really important matters, it is superb literature and it is a landmark in the history of civilization.

For about two thousand years, it has been on the reading list of most educated people in the Western Hemisphere. Undoubtedly, it will still be part of the curriculum at most of the world's colleges and universities two thousand years from now. You just can't consider yourself to have received a proper education without having read this great Greek classic.

While you are at it, you should also read:
Aristotle - Ethics and Politics
Homer - The Iliad and The Odyssey
History of the Peloponnesian War

Classics like these are not stuffy, pompous, overblown literature that some ignorant anti-intellectuals might think. They are genuine looks at life by excellent writers who had something important to say - and said it well.

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