'Men, the enemy troops you can see are all that stands between us and the place we have for so long been determined to reach. We must find a way to eat them alive!' The Expedition of Cyrus tells the story of the march of the Ten Thousand. The exploits of this famous army of Greek mercenaries in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq were described by one of their leaders, the Athenian historian and philosopher Xenophon. They were recruited at the end of the fifth century BC by a young Persian prince, Cyrus, who rose in revolt against his brother, the king of Persia. After Cyrus' death, the army was left stranded in the desert of Mesopotamia, a thousand miles from home. Their long march, across mountains and plateaux to the sight of 'The sea! The sea!', and back to the fringes of the Greek world, is the most exciting adventure story to survive from the ancient world. Xenophon's gripping narrative offers a unique insight into the character of a Greek army struggling to survive in an alien world. It is also the most sustained eyewitness account of the landscape of the vast and wealthy Persian empire. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, the Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the most powerful man on earth. It shows how Cyrus' army was assembled covertly and led from the coast of Asia Minor all the way to Babylon; how the Greeks held the field against a superior Persian force; how Cyrus was killed, leaving the Greeks stranded deep within enemy territory; and how many of them overcame countless dangers and found their way back to Greece.

Their remarkable success was due especially to the wily and decisive leadership of Xenophon himself, a student of Socrates who had joined the Ten Thousand and, after most of the Greek generals had been murdered, rallied the despondent Greeks, won a position of leadership, and guided them wisely through myriad obstacles.

In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other versions. Accompanying Ambler's translation is a penetrating interpretive essay by Eric Buzzetti, one that shows Xenophon to be an author who wove a philosophic narrative into his dramatic tale. The translation and interpretive essay encourage renewed study of the Anabasis as a work of political philosophy. They also celebrate its high adventure and its hero's adroit decision-making under the most pressing circumstances.

Celebrated for his stirring historical accounts and insightful philosophical treatises, Xenophon’s works have enlightened readers across the world for almost two and a half thousand years. For the first time in digital publishing history, readers can now own the complete works of Xenophon in English and the original Greek. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works with beautiful illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Xenophon’s life and works
* Features the complete works of Xenophon, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the historical and philosophical works
* Includes all the translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Xenophon’s works
* All texts are provided with chapter and section numbers – ideal for students
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Xenophon’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes the Pseudo-Xenophon rare work CONSTITUTION OF ATHENS, first time in digital print
* Features two bonus biographies, including Diogenes Laërtius’ original biography – discover Xenophon’s ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

Historical works
ANABASIS
CYROPAEDIA
HELLENICA
AGESILAUS

Socratic Works
MEMORABILIA
OECONOMICUS
SYMPOSIUM
APOLOGY

Minor Treatises
ON HORSEMANSHIP
ON THE CAVALRY GENERAL
ON HUNTING
HIERO
WAYS AND MEANS
CONSTITUTION OF THE LACEDAEMONIANS
CONSTITUTION OF THE ATHENIANS

The Greek Texts
LIST OF GREEK TEXTS

The Biographies
LIFE OF XENOPHON by Diogenes Laërtius
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF XENOPHON by Edward Spelman

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