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Corre el año 401 a.C. La guerra entre Atenas y Esparta ha terminado después de treinta años de hostilidades, pero una guerra civil está a punto de estallar en el Imperio persa entre Artajerjes y su hermano Ciro el joven. Este último contrata a un ejército de mercenarios griegos desmovilizados los cuales, tras la muerte de Ciro en la batalla de Cunaxa, se ven obligados a re...more
Paperback, 459 pages
Published (first published November 2007)
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Daniel Pardejo
Simplesmente fenomenal. A forma como nos leva a viver e sentir o que sentirão aqueles homens durante todo aquele tempo. A rudeza com que expõem as tormentas e o esforço sobre-humano é simples e eficaz. Vale a pena ler.
Estoy intentando leer mas ficción histórica y luego que no me gustara demasiado si primer libro de la trilogía Alexandros pensé en intentar de nuevo con este autor.

Este libro me gustó considerablemente más que el anterior.Si, hubo partes - especialmente una de las batallas- que me aburrieron o que simplemente no estaba tan interesada,pero logró llamarme la atención más de lo que me esperaba.

Sin duda mis momentos favoritos son donde Abira interactúa con otras mujeres. Al principio estaba nerviosa...more
J Victor Tomaszek
Excellent story of the army of Ten Thousand who fought the Persians and their adventures and journey back home to Greece.
I have never read a book like this before. Definitely not the sort of book I would pick up in a book shop. Would never have read this if it had not been given to me. I read alot of historical fiction but generally it's the kind that is aimed at females with more focus on romance and family. I had a feeling this book would be more focused on battles and the army. I was suprised to find it was narrated by a woman and thought this might make it easier for me to get along with. It helped a little, t...more
“O Exército Perdido” é um retrato fiel, e como o próprio autor refere, verosímil, da famosa jornada levada a cabo pelo Exército dos Dez Mil, no início do séc. V a.C. O jovem príncipe persa, Ciro, contrata 10.000 soldados e mercenários para conquistar destronar o seu irmão Artaxerxes, Rei dos Persas. Nesta expedição militar, encontrava-se também Xenofonte, um grego que, durante os dois anos em que o exército existiu, escreveu um diário no qual relatou todos os acontecimentos e locais por onde pas...more
Dec 30, 2010 Ines rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ines by: Ronald
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Molto bello... e come tutti i romanzi di Manfredi, alla fine mi lascia con un pesante strascivo: Tanta malinconia... per aver finito un libro che, come non molti riescono a fare, ti porta davvero in un altro mondo, ed in un'altra epoca... tornare in italia, nel 21� secolo, dopo aver viaggiato per qualche giorno in epoche e luoghi cos� lontani, non � sempre semplice... ci sono libri che vorresti non finissero mai. Anche qui si abbandona a qualche licenza poetica di troppo (il finale, molto fiabes...more
Premise of Xenophon's mistress narrating the events of the Anabasis sounded promising. Very childishly written, except some descriptive parts here and there. I disliked the narrator's use of nicknames. I liked the descriptions of when the army was in Armenia/Kurdistan in the mountains amid the snowstorms. The narrator made it seem SHE influenced the events; any time there was a plot or treachery, SHE discovered it. SHE saved the day on many occasions. I disliked her; she seemed too full of herse...more
Monotono e noioso.
L’idea in sé è interessante, ma è affossata da uno stile piatto ed una sinossi ripetitiva fino all’esasperazione.
Sembra di assistere ad una puntata di Super Quark, però l’effetto, dopo pagine e pagine tutte uguali, è soporifero.
Manfredi è un ottimo divulgatore scientifico, e si nota la ricerca e la passione archeologica, ma non è un narratore di razza.
Leggendo, sai già quel che succederà nella pagina successiva, per il semplice fatto che sarà uguale alla pagina che stai leggend...more
An interesting tale in a part of the world, I know nothing about! However, once more I find the translation stilted and spoils the flow. I would also like to find out more about the merchants (briefly mentioned) who followed the did they fit in to the story and survive?
It was fun reading the parts of the anabasis which I translated earlier this year. It was overall a decent novel, and i would rate it about 3.5 stars, but I did find it occasionally tedious and slow going. I know I started to skim over some parts towards the end.
Soberbio. Valerio Massimo Manfredi, como siempre, excepcional. Versión novelada de la historia de los 10.000 que narró Jenofonte en su Anabasis. ¡Genial cuando la protagonista se entristece al ver que Jenofonte no la menciona en su narración!
Interesting story, from a girl point of view, supported by the background of the author and thus the direct research upon the way of the real Greek army through the Persian empire. I suppose the translation wasn´t very good and sometimes there is a lack of logic in the narration. Very beautiful ending, though.
Josh Treloar
I'm not sure about this bloke's novels, to be honest. The idea behind the story was great, the plot was sound with a few good twists and - last but not least - it's about ancient Greece. But for me, it lacked heart and true substance. The attempt to tell the story from the women's perspective is admirable, but VMM would have been better served using Xenophon as his main narrator. That way we would have got more battles - and less unlikely situations in terms of developing intrigue. Finally, ther...more
Bradley Nash
DNF. 15% in, and the stilted descriptions, and lack of interesting characters got to me. Could be the translation, or could be that I just finished Gemmell's Troy series (which was fantastic)
Tom Webster
Maybe I just don't like Manfredi's style of writing.

Again I found myself struggling to enjoy what should have been a superb book
Reading this is reading 415 pages of the most beautiful and tragic poetry ever to exist.
Menon? Well, that was unexpected!
Una vez más el mundo se enfrenta a Persia. Ochenta años después de lo que pasó con Leónidas, un ejército de mercenarios tendrá que pelear contra el imperio más grande del mundo.

La historia es contada por la mujer de un soldado, todo es visto desde su visión y recrea las batallas que enfrentó. Puede ver como van cayendo los soldados propios y los del contrario, un baño de sangre total, un desmembramiento de personas increíble. Y no es para sorprenderse, son griegos y Grecia pide sangre a cada mom...more

Mesmerizing account of The Ten Thousand - 4th read by me overall including the original, and 2nd this year after the superb Ten Thousand epic fantasy reinvention by P. Kearney - through the eye of the women following the Greek army. Abira the narrator is the lover of Xeno the young Athenian exile, scribe and adviser turned commander in dire circumstances.

Magnificent scholarship - the author retraced the path of the Greeks - and superb prose made this another book that I could not put down.
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Monica Go
I like historical novels, and i enjoied this one.
I enjoyed the descriptions, and the historical accuracy. A few times I thought that the author fell back on stereotypes for his female character, and at a couple of points i was mildly offended due to this. However, the pace of the story kept me intrigued, and wanting to know the fate of the army kept me reading. Gut wrenching in places, and beautiful in others.
Aug 10, 2011 Kxv rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nadie
Recommended to Kxv by: Nadie
Flojísimo libro de Manfredi. Una historia insulsa, mal contada, sin ritmo, totalmente fuera de tiempo y de contexto. Apenas le salvan los detalles históricos, pero en general no sirve ni para lectura de playa. Una pérdida de tiempo y dinero. Una pena, porque se valora el esfuerzo de Manfredi por acercar la cultura clásica a través de novelas de easy-reading. Muy mala. #eso
Victor Galué
Es una novela bastante interesante, el hecho de que sea contado desde el punto de vista de Abira le da un toque diferente, más humano y sensible a la historia de los 10.000 sin necesidad de alejarse mucho de la realidad histórica, intentaré conseguir oirías libros de este autor, ya que este tipo de novelas con buena base histórica me parece muy bueno.
by Ax
Meglio la Storia

Dopo molti anni riprendo in mano un romanzo di Manfredi e l'impressione non è cambiata: autore superficiale, che ha la fortuna di narrare storie che dalla Storia — quella vera — traggono forza, come quella di questi Diecimila uomini guidati da Xeno, qui raccontata attraverso gli occhi di una donna.
Senofonte, perdonalo.
Hilary McLean
Love the sword and sandals epics but I am not certain if I like the writing style. Perhaps something is being lost in translation from Italian but, and this is a personal pet peeve, I dislike it when a writer uses obvious techniques like "Little did they know but doom was around the next corner" as a form of foreshadowing.
Angel Serrano
Recreación de la épica obra de Xenophontes, Anabasis, escrita en el siglo V C. Por un participante en la marcha de los Diez Mil soldados griegos que ayudaron a Ciro el Persa en su intento de derrocar a su hermano Artaxerxes. La ida y vuelta del ejército, sus aventuras e intrigas noveladas.
O Exército Perdido conta-nos um dos mistérios da Antiguidade sob o ponto de vista de Valerio Manfredi, que arquitecta uma teoria de uma conspiração para explicar a longa aventura épica destes homens. É interessante qb para que se chegue ao final apesar das suas 440 e tal páginas. 3 1/5*
Es un odisea increible, llena de peligros e intrigas, desde un punto de vista que historicamente no se habia tomado en cuenta: el de la mujer. Los soldados mostraron tanto coraje como egoismo, grandes hazañas y terribles derrotas, pero llegaron. El final me gusto. Un gran libro.
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Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 1943) is an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist. He was born in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia, province of Modena and is married to Christine Fedderson Manfredi, who translates his published works from Italian to English. They have two children and live in a small town near Bologna.
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