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    DescriptionThe March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most famous military adventures in the ancient world. Its fearless army of Greek mercenaries marched through western Asia (modern Turkey and Iraq) in 401 BC to 399 BC, their hopes and hardships recounted by Xenophon the Athenian, an admiring pupil of Socrates. Xenophon's history of the Long March, or 'Anabasis', became a classic of Greek literature. In this book, twelve leading scholars explore the 'Anabasis', a deceptively simple and profoundly rich source of social and cultural history and a unique guide to the mentality of the ancient Greek participants. The contributors explore a wide range of topics, from Xenophon's values, motives and manners as a writer, to the outlook of his companions as mercenary soldiers, from his descriptions of religion in soldiers' lives to their relations with women, boys and the many foreign peoples encountered during the march. Robin Lane Fox is Reader in Ancient History at Oxford University and a Fellow of New College. Among his books is 'Alexander the Great'.


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    Title
    The Long March
    Subtitle
    Xenophon and the Ten Thousand
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robin Fox
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300104035
    ISBN 10: 0300104030
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935/.05/092
    LC classification: PA4494.A7 L66 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 935.05092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 2004012259
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Robin Lane Fox is reader in ancient history at Oxford University and a fellow of New College. Among his books is Alexander the Great (1973).