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The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most famous military adventures in the ancient world. Its fearless army of Greek mercenaries marched through western Asia (modern Turkey and Iraq) in 401–399 B.C., their hopes and hardships recounted by Xenophon, the Athenian, an admiring pupil of Socrates. Xenophon’s history of the Long March, or Anabasis, is a classic of Greek ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published November 10th 2004 by Yale University Press
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Rui Valente
Mar 09, 2014 Rui Valente rated it really liked it
Shelves: grecia-classica
This is a book written by academics to academics, and some may find it, as such, difficult to read.
Adding to that, the book has many contributors, and the style and interest vary wildly from chapter to chapter.
It has enough sections to make it very appealing, though, and adds considerable detail to the reading of Xenophon's Anabasis. Sometimes I wish some contributors were not so skeptical or suspicious of Xenophon, and that annoys me a bit, but that is probably just me sticking by him :)
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Sep 19, 2011 Dglatein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not for the unadventurous but accessible by non-military, non-philological students of battle narratives. Swofford, author of Jarhead, liked it when he was in the same territory, Iraq.
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Robin Lane Fox (born 1946) is an English historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford and University of Oxford Reader in Ancient History.

Lane Fox was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Since 1977, he has been a tutor in Greek and Roman history, and since 1990 University Reader in Ancient History. He has also taught Greek and Latin literature and early Islamic history, a subject
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