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    DescriptionThe year is 403 B.C. The Athenian philosopher Xenophon finds himself with an army of Greeks marching to what is now Turkey. Their mission: to aid the Persian pretender Cyrus in a war against his brother Artaxerxes. At a great battle, Cyrus is killed and his army destroyed--except for the Greeks holding his right flank. Xenophon and the Greeks are now stranded in the heart of the Persian Empire, outnumbered a hundred to one. The story of Xenophon's march to escape the Persian noose is an intensely personal and human tale, replete with clashes of arms and desperate hardships. It is also the tale of two civilizations at mortal odds with each other. With their turbulent mix of anarchy and democracy, Xenophon's men resembled a mobile Greek city, cutting both a military and a cultural slash through the Persian Empire. Though Xenophon's journey would end badly, his experience in the East would prove invaluable for those who followed, for sixty years later, the Greeks would return to Persia under Alexander. John Prevas brings this epoch-shaping story to life with a compelling narrative vivified by his personal retracing of much of the route trod by Xenophon and his men in one of history's great adventures.


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    Title
    Xenophon's March
    Subtitle
    Into the Lair of the Persian Lion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Prevas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306811173
    ISBN 10: 0306811170
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC21: 355.00938
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    03 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    John Prevas, writer and adventurer, holds degrees in history, political science, psychology, and forensics and has taught the classics for the last fifteen years. He is the author of Hannibal Crosses the Alps and Xenophon's March. He lives in Florida.