Xenophon's Retreat: Greece, Persia and the end of the Golden Age

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9780571223831: Xenophon's Retreat: Greece, Persia and the end of the Golden Age
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This is the epic story of a band of Greek mercenaries stranded in Persia, forced to fight their way home across deadly terrain.

It is 401 BC. In battle at Cunaxa on the River Euphrates, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats a challenge to his throne by his brother Cyrus the Younger. Among the slain Cyrus' s troops are a contingent of Greek mercenaries, known as The Ten Thousand. In the wake of the defeat, Xenophon, a former pupil of Socrates, is elected a general and must lead the men on a fraught journey back to Greece - a journey of hundreds of miles, north from modern-day Iraq into the mountains of Kurdistan and Armenia, and down to the coast of the Black Sea, fighting all the way, harried on all sides by Persian forces, wild mountain tribesmen, and a bitter winter...

In Robin Wakefield's telling, this epic journey - which climaxed with a soon-to-be-legendary cry, 'The sea, the sea!' - is a gripping adventure full of drama, human interest, strong characters, pathos, and triumph. More than that, the events so described occur on the cusp of the change from the age of democracy to that of empire. For the tale begins with Aristotle and the school of Athens but ends with the invasion of Greece by Philip of Macedon and his son, Alexander the Great. Xenophon's retreat symbolises that of the Greek world, and tells us something more of the West's ceaseless preoccupation with the gulf between Europe and the Middle East.

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It is 401 BC. In battle at Cunaxa on the River Euphrates, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats a challenge to his throne by his brother Cyrus, the Younger. Among the slain of Cyrus's troops are a contingent of Greek mercenaries, known as The Ten Thousand. In the wake of the defeat, Xenophon, a former pupil of Socrates, is elected a general and must lead the men on a fraught journey back to Greece - a journey of hundreds of miles, north from modern-day Iraq into the mountains of Kurdistan and Armenia, and down to the coast of the Black Sea, fighting all the way, harried on all sides by Persian forces, wild mountain tribesmen, and a bitter winter...In Robin Waterfield's telling, this epic journey - which climaxed with a soon-to-be-legendary cry, 'The sea, the sea!' - is a gripping adventure full of drama, human interest, strong characters, pathos, and triumph. More than that, the events so described occur on the cusp of change from the age of democracy to that of empire. For the tale begins with Aristotle and the school of Athens but ends with the invasion of Greece by Philip of Macedon and his son, Alexander the Great. "Xenophon's Retreat" symbolises that of the Greek world, and tells us something more of the West's ceaseless preoccupation with the gulf between Europe and the Middle East.

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 242 x 160 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. It is 401 BC. In battle at Cunaxa on the River Euphrates, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats a challenge to his throne by his brother Cyrus, the Younger. Among the slain of Cyrus s troops are a contingent of Greek mercenaries, known as The Ten Thousand. In the wake of the defeat, Xenophon, a former pupil of Socrates, is elected a general and must lead the men on a fraught journey back to Greece - a journey of hundreds of miles, north from modern-day Iraq into the mountains of Kurdistan and Armenia, and down to the coast of the Black Sea, fighting all the way, harried on all sides by Persian forces, wild mountain tribesmen, and a bitter winter.In Robin Waterfield s telling, this epic journey - which climaxed with a soon-to-be-legendary cry, The sea, the sea! - is a gripping adventure full of drama, human interest, strong characters, pathos, and triumph. More than that, the events so described occur on the cusp of change from the age of democracy to that of empire. For the tale begins with Aristotle and the school of Athens but ends with the invasion of Greece by Philip of Macedon and his son, Alexander the Great. Xenophon s Retreat symbolises that of the Greek world, and tells us something more of the West s ceaseless preoccupation with the gulf between Europe and the Middle East. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99780571223831

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Descripción FABER AND FABER, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. It is 401 BC. In battle at Cunaxa on the River Euphrates, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats a challenge to his throne by his brother Cyrus, the Younger. Among the slain of Cyrus's troops are a contingent of Greek mercenaries. In the wake of the defeat, Xenophon is elected a general and must lead the men on a fraught journey back to Greece. Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 1QDAP; HBJD; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 158 x 234 x 26. Weight in Grams: 485. . 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780571223831

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Descripción FABER AND FABER. Estado de conservación: New. It is 401 BC. In battle at Cunaxa on the River Euphrates, the Persian king Artaxerxes II defeats a challenge to his throne by his brother Cyrus, the Younger. Among the slain of Cyrus's troops are a contingent of Greek mercenaries. In the wake of the defeat, Xenophon is elected a general and must lead the men on a fraught journey back to Greece. Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 1QDAP; HBJD; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 158 x 234 x 26. Weight in Grams: 485. . 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780571223831

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