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The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)

by Xenophon (Author), Rex Warner (Translator), George Cawkwell (Introduction and Notes)

ISBN 0140440070 / 9780140440072 / 0-14-044007-0
Publisher Penguin Books
Language English
Edition Softcover
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From the back cover: "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.....Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world....Rex Warner's distinguished translation captures the epic quality of the Greek original." [via]