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Xenophon's account of the Greek war with Persia through the eyes of a young Athenian searching for his destiny abroad

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The Persian ExpeditionIntroduction
Translator's Note
Map
Book I: The Attempt of Cyrus
1. Cyrus Builds up His Army
2. The March from Sardis to Tarsus
3. Clearchus Deals with a Mutiny
4. Through the Syrian Gates and Across the Euphrates
5. The Arabian Desert. Quarrel Between Menon and Clearchus
6. Cyrus Deals with a Traitor
7. Cyrus Prepares for Battle, but the King Retreats
8. The Battle of Cunaxa and Death of Cyrus
9. The Character of Cyrus
10. After the Battle
Book II: The Greeks are Isolated
1. The King's Messenger
2. The Greeks Join Arieaeus
3. The Greeks sign a Treaty with Tissaphernes
4. The March Begins with Mutual Suspicion
5. Tissaphernes' Treachery
6. Characters of the Five Generals
Book III: The March to Kurdestan
1. Xenophon Takes the Initiative
2. The Council of War
3. The Greeks Suffer from Slings and Arrows
4. Tissaphernes Still in Pursuit
5. Between the Tigris and the Mountains
Book IV: The March to the Sea
1. The Entry into Kurdestan
2. Fighting in the Mountains
3. The Crossing into Armenia
4. They Sack the Camp of Tiribazus
5. Marching Through the Snow
6. They Capture a Pass by a Manoeuvre
7. The Greeks Catch Sight of the Sea
8. They Arrive at Trapezus
Book V: The March to Paphlagenia
1. Chirisophus Goes to Get Ships
2. A Plundering Expedition
3. The Greeks Leave Trapezus, Xenophon's Estate in Later Years
4. The Barbarous Mossynoeici
5. Xenophon Speaks for the Army
6. Xenophon Thinks of Founding a City
7. Xenophon Defends Himself
8. Xenophon Justifies Discipline in Emergency
Book VI: The March to the Bosporus
1. Xenophon Refuses the Offer of the Supreme Command
2. The Army Splits into Three
3. Xenophon Rescues the Arcadians
4. The Army Reunited. Difficulties About Provisions
5. A Greek Victory
6. Some Trouble with the Spartans
Book VII: Byzantium, Thrace and Asia Minor
1. Trouble at Byzantium
2. Xenophon Negotiates with Seuthes
3. The Greeks March with Seuthes
4. Successful Fighting with Seuthes
5. Trouble About the Pay
6. Xenophon is Attacked and Defends Himself
7. Xenophon Speaks to Seuthes
8. Xenophon Leaves the Army
Glossary
Index

About the Author

Xenophon was born c.430BC, an Athenian gentleman. Whilst fighting for Greece, he was finally banished due to his devotion to Socrates and support for Sparta. Settling near Olympia under Spartan protection, he began to write his treatises, histories and biographies.

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