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    Description'Men, the enemy troops you can see are all that stands between us and the place we have for so long been determined to reach. We must find a way to eat them alive!' The Expedition of Cyrus tells the story of the march of the Ten Thousand. The exploits of this famous army of Greek mercenaries in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq were described by one of their leaders, the Athenian historian and philosopher Xenophon. They were recruited at the end of the fifth century BC by a young Persian prince, Cyrus, who rose in revolt against his brother, the king of Persia. After Cyrus' death, the army was left stranded in the desert of Mesopotamia, a thousand miles from home. Their long march, across mountains and plateaux to the sight of 'The sea! The sea!', and back to the fringes of the Greek world, is the most exciting adventure story to survive from the ancient world. Xenophon's gripping narrative offers a unique insight into the character of a Greek army struggling to survive in an alien world. It is also the most sustained eyewitness account of the landscape of the vast and wealthy Persian empire.


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    Title
    The Expedition of Cyrus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xenophon, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Edited by Tim Rood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192824301
    ISBN 10: 0192824309
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 935.05
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: DF231.32 .X413 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Illustrations note
    one map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    20 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford