9780195188684-0195188683-Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature)

Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature)

ISBN-13: 9780195188684
ISBN-10: 0195188683
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Flower, Michael A.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195188684
ISBN-10: 0195188683
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Flower, Michael A.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Flower, Michael A. wrote Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature) comprising 272 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195188683 and 9780195188684. Since then Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus, is one of the most exciting historical narratives--as well as the most important autobiographical work--to have survived from ancient Greece. It tells the story of Cyrus, a young and charismatic Persian prince, who in 401 Bc enlisted more than ten thousand Greek mercenaries in an attempt to seize the vast Persian empire for himself. Cyrus was killed in a great battle, most of the Greek commanders subsequently fell victim to treachery, and an Athenian aristocrat by the name of Xenophon found himself in the unexpected position of taking charge and leading the Greeks from the vicinity of Babylon in modern Iraq back to the Greek cities in Turkey. This book both places the Anabasis in its historical and literary context and, by employing a variety of critical methods, opens up for the reader different ways of interpreting its major themes. Interrelated chapters investigate Xenophon's self-representation as a model leader, his possible didactic and apologetic purposes for writing, the generic expectations of his contemporary audience, the factual accuracy of the Anabasis, and the ways in which the gods are depicted as intervening in human affairs. This book unveils the literary artistry and narrative strategies that have gone into shaping one of the greatest survival stories of all time.

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