Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I-IV / Edition 1

Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I-IV / Edition 1

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by Maurice Mather, Joseph Hewitt, Xenophon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806113472

ISBN-13: 9780806113470

Pub. Date: 06/01/1979

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Born in the latter half of the fifth century B.C. near Athens, Xenophon enjoyed the best of educational and social advantages and for a time was a pupil and friend of Socrates. In 401 B.C., however, he was led by promises of adventure and fortune to join the ill-fated expedition of Cyrus against his brother, Artaxerxes the Second of Persia. After Cyrus lost his

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Born in the latter half of the fifth century B.C. near Athens, Xenophon enjoyed the best of educational and social advantages and for a time was a pupil and friend of Socrates. In 401 B.C., however, he was led by promises of adventure and fortune to join the ill-fated expedition of Cyrus against his brother, Artaxerxes the Second of Persia. After Cyrus lost his life and the other officers were murdered, Xenophon became one of the leading spirits of the army, eventually exacting revenge on the Persians, then retiring to Scillus, in Elis, to a life of sporting and literary activity. It was there that he composed the Anabasis, or "Up-Country March," a painstaking but brightly written account of the expedition and his life as a Greek soldier that has endured through the ages.

A clearly written historical and literary introduction, copious notes to the text, and a complete vocabulary make this book invaluable to beginning and advanced students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806113470
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
247,629
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.17(d)

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Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I-IV 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great little book for beginning Greek readers.  I started this after my first semester of Greek and have had very little trouble with it so far.  It has a very helpful glossary in the back as well as informative notes for each section.  A particular advantage of this book is that it includes references to pages of grammar books like W.W. Goodwin, which are readily available online.  
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!