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    DescriptionOne of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the most powerful man on earth. It shows how Cyrus' army was assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor all the way to Babylon; how the Greeks held the field against a superior Persian force; how Cyrus was killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep within enemy territory; and how many of them overcame countless dangers and found their way back to Greece.Their remarkable success was due especially to the wily and decisive leadership of Xenophon himself, a student of Socrates who had joined the Ten Thousand and, after most of the Greek generals had been murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, won a position of leadership, and guided them wisely through myriad obstacles.In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other versions. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay by Eric Buzzetti, one that shows Xenophon to be an author who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic tale. The translation and interpretive essay encourage renewed study of the Anabasis as a work of political philosophy. They also celebrate its high adventure and its hero's adroit decision-making under the most pressing circumstances.


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    Title
    The Anabasis of Cyrus: Version 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xenophon, Translated by Wayne Ambler, Introduction by Eric Buzzetti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801489990
    ISBN 10: 0801489997
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
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    Abridged Dewey: 938
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    DC22: 938
    B&T General Subject: 610
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    LC classification: DF231.32 .X413 2008
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    Illustrations note
    2
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    03 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "This is a superb translation of a timeless classic of political philosophy. The Anabasis is the most important writing of the political philosopher Xenophon and any introductory or advanced study of the history of political theory must give prominence to this work. So rich is the Anabasis that it will naturally command the interest of scholars and students of political and military history, political leadership, military science, and classics." Peter Ahrensdorf, Davidson College"