Xenophon's Anabasis, Books 1-4 by Joseph William Hewitt Maurice W. Mather

By Joseph William Hewitt Maurice W. Mather

Born within the latter 1/2 the 5th century B.C. close to Athens, Xenophon loved the easiest of academic and social merits and for a time used to be a scholar and good friend of Socrates. In 401 B.C., even if, he was once led via offers of event and fortune to affix the ill-fated day trip of Cyrus opposed to his brother, Artaxerxes the second one of Persia. After Cyrus misplaced his existence and the opposite officials have been murdered, Xenophon turned one of many major spirits of the military, finally exacting revenge at the Persians, then retiring to Scillus, in Elis, to a lifetime of wearing and literary task. It was once there that he composed the Anabasis, or "Up-Country March," a painstaking yet brightly written account of the day trip and his existence as a Greek soldier that has continued throughout the ages.A basically written ancient and literary creation, copious notes to the textual content, and a whole vocabulary make this publication precious to starting and complicated scholars alike.

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George Rawlinson, Five Great Monarchies, I, p. 588 61 18. An Assyrian bracelet. Rawlinson, I, p. 490 63 19. A Greek man-of-war. Baumeister, III, Fig. 1661 69 20. Positions of rowers in a trireme. Baumeister, III, Fig. 1679 71 21. A woman fastening her girdle. Baumeister, I, Fig. 668 72 22. Catching wild asses. Maspero, I, p. 769 75 23. An ostrich fighting. Perrot and Chipiez, II, Fig. 266 76 24. A modern Oriental hand-mill. Layard, Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, P. 285 77 25. Swimming on an inflated skin.

Daremberg and Saglio, II, Fig. 2727 88 31. A Greek cutlass. , Fig. 277 89 32. An Assyrian archer and attendant with a long shield. Layard, Monuments of Nineveh, Pl. 78 89 33. Driving a Greek chariot. Baumeister, II, Fig. 1395 92 34. Cyrus the Great as a demigod. Perrot and Chipiez, V, Fig. 467 95 35. Combat of a Persian King with a griffin. Perrot and Chipiez, V, Fig. 351 95 36. Bread for sale. Baumeister, I, Fig. 225 99 37. An Assyrian wicker shield. Rawlinson, I, p. 434 106 38. Examining the vitals of a sheep.

Layard, p. 96 165 54. A book from the Royal Library at Nineveh. Perrot and Chipiez, II, Fig. 150 165 55. Assurbanipal hunting, followed by an attendant. Perrot and Chipiez, II, Fig. 5 166 56. A Greek doctor. Daremberg and Saglio, III, Fig. 4886 171 57. Carrying a shield. , Fig. 26 174 58. Portion of the Lions' Frieze from a royal palace at Susa. Perrot and Chipiez, V, Pl. XI, facing p. 818 178 59. Diana of Versailles. Baumeister, I, Fig. 140 185 60. Modern Kurds. From a photograph 190 61. A Greek drinking cup.

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