The Ten Thousand

The Ten Thousand

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Outstanding epic adventure and story of survival against all odds set in ancient Greece. Winter, 401 BC. When leadership is forced upon Xenophon after the treacherous slaughter of his senior comrades in arms, it is up to him to inspire the few remaining officers of the Greek army to rally their troops. Trapped far from home in hostile Persian territory, they are only ten thousand men against an enemy ten times larger. Months later, ten thousand battered, half-starved Greek soldiers stagger out of the frozen mountains of Armenia into a small Hellenic trading post on the Black Sea. Told from the viewpoint of Theo, Xenophon's battle squire, this is a unique view of the brutality and heroism of 5th-century BC Greek warfare.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 110 x 170 x 34mm | 439.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • maps
  • 0752844857
  • 9780752844855

About Michael Curtis Ford

Michael Ford has a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of Washington and a master's in economics from Princeton. He speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Latin, and is an avid reader of the classics.show more

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