Anabasis


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Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. "Anabasis" is a Greek word which means "journey from the coast to the center of a country." This is Xenophon's account of his march to Persia with a troop of Greek mercenaries to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and take the throne from his brother Artaxerxes, and the ensuing return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and March 399 B.C.

H. G. Dakyns lived from (1838 - 1911). (Summary from Gutenberg version of text.) (9 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Bk 1 pt 1 22:46 Read by Graham Redman
Bk 1 pt 2 21:16 Read by ontheroad
Bk 1 pt 3 21:40 Read by ontheroad
Bk 1 pt 4 19:56 Read by ontheroad
Bk 1 pt 5 6:43 Read by ontheroad
Bk 2 pt 1 17:18 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 2 pt 2 19:29 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 2 pt 3 24:12 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 3 pt 1 18:50 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 3 pt 2 29:19 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 3 pt 3 24:46 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 4 pt 1 18:59 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 4 pt 2 17:35 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 4 pt 3 21:27 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 4 pt 4 21:22 Read by Andrew Coleman
Bk 5 pt 1 21:37 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 2 17:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 3 14:31 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 4 19:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 6 pt 1 21:46 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 6 pt 2 21:44 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 6 pt 3 28:03 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 7 pt 1 13:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 7 pt 2 13:15 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 7 pt 3 15:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 7 pt 4 12:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 7 pt 5 15:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 7 pt 6 23:31 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

(4 stars)

Good story of adventure and triumph over adversity

(5 stars)

It's best to also read secondary sources for context, but this is a convenient recording for foundational knowledge.

best military book? i think so

(5 stars)