Persian Expedition

ISBN-10: 0140440070
ISBN-13: 9780140440072
Authors: Xenophon, George Cawkwell, Rex Warner, Rex Warner
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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.

Author bio:

Xenophon's life and personality is better known to us, perhaps, than that of any other Greek who lived before Alexander the Great. Much of his considerable output of historical writing and essays is frankly or implicitly autobiographical. He reveals himself as one of those many Athenians and other Greeks who turned to autocratic political models, including admiration of Persia, after the excesses of the Athenian democracy led to disaster in the Peloponnesian War. He also reveals himself as much more than a literary man and a critic of his times. A gentleman adventurer and something of a professional soldier, he followed in turn the philosopher Socrates, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger,…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Number of pages: 384 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.814 lbs. Language: English