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The Persian Expedition

Xenophon

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Coup de coeur
Coup de coeur (Antiquity & Myth), by Luís
Xenophon, the real life philosopher and historian, provides you with an eyewitness account of what it really felt like to be alongside a retreating Greek mercenary army. Stuck in the hot sands of Persia, this will be no small feat! Written as a fictional novel, this story will keep you on your toes with all its vivid and enthralling moments. You'll be overwhelmed with an immediate feeling of escapism and you'll be instantly brought back to an ancient and mystical moment in time.
Xenophon’s epic march into the heart of Persia has stirred the imagination of free men for centuries. Possibly written from diaries compiled at the time, there is no doubt that The Persian Expedition is one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting the ‘barbarian’ world. We see the soldiers debate leaders and strategy in open assembly; we see them falling on their knees in superstitious fear; we see them planning a piratical colony on barbarian land. And at the same time we share the rigors of the march to Babylon, the dismay of unexpected defeat, the uncertainty of the long road home through wild Armenia, and the relief at last when the Ten Thousand reach ‘the sea, the sea!’.
Translated by Rex Warner
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 29 Jan 2004
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 25 mm
ISBN: 9780140440072