The Persian Expedition: Persian Expedition
35%
off

The Persian Expedition: Persian Expedition

By (author) Xenophon , Introduction by George Cawkwell , Translated by Rex Warner

US$10.01US$15.40

You save US$5.39

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

In "The Persian Expedition", Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.

show more
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 240.4g
  • 26 Jun 1975
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • index
  • 0140440070
  • 9780140440072
  • 59,083

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Xenophon was born c.430BC, an Athenian gentleman. Whilst fighting for Greece, he was finally banished due to his devotion to Socrates and support for Sparta. Settling near Olympia under Spartan protection, he began to write his treatises, histories and biographies.

show more