Xenophon, after being exiled from Athens, spent the last years of his life hunting, writing, and recalling in his books the great days of the Persian expedition.
This record of one of the most famous marches in history contains an account of the day-to-day life of ordinary men and soldiers. It demonstrates how Greek theories of government and morality worked out in practice - for with his admiration for the great, Xenophon had a rare ability to understand and describe the outlook of lesser men.
His own fortunes, too, are intensely moving. Cool, calculating, brilliant, and intensely pious, he is one of the most fascinating characters of history, and his account of his own doings is so far from being self-conscious that he seems to be one of the very few Greeks whose ways and manners have been accurately documented.
Translated by Rex Warner.
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Clasic book - worst reading ever!
Xenophon tells the great tale of returing from Persia to Greece, a true classic.
I am not sure Pat Bottino reads the boo, I am under the impression that a PDF automatic reader was used. The metallic and passive voice is just a punishment.
As to Greek fighting, The Iliad and Hell's Gate (300) are as descriptive.
Any other reader could do a better job.
hard to edit a Greek classic, it doesn't adhere to today's story telling.
find another version.
Great story - shockingly bad narrator
Great story, but the narrator reads in a wooden, halting american accent. Honestly it is terrible, and spoils the whole thing.