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The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)

The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)
Author: Xenophon
ISBN 13: 9780140440072
ISBN 10: 140440070
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1950-06-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $17.00

Written possibly from diaries compiled at the time, there is no dubt that The Persian Expedition is one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting the ' barbarian ' world. We see the soldiers debate leaders and strategy in open assembly; we see them falling on their knees in superstitious fear; we see them planning a piratical colony on barbarian land. And at the same time we share the rigours of the march to Babylon, the dismay of unexpected deeat, the uncertainty of the long road home through wild Armenia, and the relief at last when the Ten Thousand reach ' the sea, the sea !'.