zum Inhalt wechseln
Xenophon's retreat : Greece, Persia, and the end of the Golden Age Titelvorschau
SchließenTitelvorschau
Prüfung…

Xenophon's retreat : Greece, Persia, and the end of the Golden Age

Verfasser/in: Robin Waterfield
Verlag: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
Datenbank:WorldCat
Zusammenfassung:
"In The Expedition of Cyrus or Anabasis, the Western world's first eyewitness account of a military campaign, Xenophon told how, in 401 BC, a band of unruly Greek mercenaries traveled east to fight for the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger in his attempt to wrest the throne of the mighty Persian empire from his brother."
Bewertung:

(noch nicht bewertet) 0 mit Rezensionen - Verfassen Sie als Erste eine Rezension.

Themen
Ähnliche Titel

 

Online anzeigen

Links zu diesem Titel

Exemplar ausleihen

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Suche nach Bibliotheken, die diesen Titel besitzen ...

Details

Gattung/Form: History
Physisches Format Online version:
Waterfield, Robin, 1952-
Xenophon's retreat.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)646536374
Name: Cyrus, the Younger; Xenophon.; Xenophon.; Cyrus, the Younger; Xenophon.
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 0674023560 9780674023567 9780674030732 0674030737
OCLC-Nummer: 70167861
Beschreibung: xiii, 248 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: 1. The battle of Cunaxa --
2. Greeks and Persians --
3. Xenophon and his times --
4. The intrigues of Cyrus --
5. The army musters --
6. The journey begins --
7. Xenophon takes command --
8. Fearful odds --
9. "The sea! The sea!" --
10. Xenophon's retreat --
11. The legacy of the battle.
Verfasserangabe: Robin Waterfield.

Abstract:

"In The Expedition of Cyrus or Anabasis, the Western world's first eyewitness account of a military campaign, Xenophon told how, in 401 BC, a band of unruly Greek mercenaries traveled east to fight for the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger in his attempt to wrest the throne of the mighty Persian empire from his brother."

"With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account - much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat - a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition."--Jacket.

Rezensionen

Redaktionelle Rezension

Nielsen BookData

Mr. Waterfield, unlike his ancient source, tells the story briskly and vividly. Reading his account of the march is like hearing a record that used to sound like sludge finally set to the right rpm. Weiterlesen…

 
Nutzer-Rezensionen
Suche nach GoodReads-Rezensionen
Suche nach DOGObooks-Rezensionen…

Tags

Tragen Sie als Erste Tags ein.
Anfrage bestätigen

Sie haben diesen Titel bereits angefordert. Wenn Sie trotzdem fortfahren möchten, klicken Sie auf OK.

Verlinkung


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70167861>
library:oclcnum"70167861"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/70167861>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/33294704>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"approximately 423 B.C."
schema:deathDate"401 BC"
schema:name"Cyrus, the Younger, approximately 423 B.C.-401 B.C."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description"1. The battle of Cunaxa -- 2. Greeks and Persians -- 3. Xenophon and his times -- 4. The intrigues of Cyrus -- 5. The army musters -- 6. The journey begins -- 7. Xenophon takes command -- 8. Fearful odds -- 9. "The sea! The sea!" -- 10. Xenophon's retreat -- 11. The legacy of the battle."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/135829857>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Xenophon's retreat : Greece, Persia, and the end of the Golden Age"@en
schema:numberOfPages"248"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70167861>
schema:reviewBody""In The Expedition of Cyrus or Anabasis, the Western world's first eyewitness account of a military campaign, Xenophon told how, in 401 BC, a band of unruly Greek mercenaries traveled east to fight for the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger in his attempt to wrest the throne of the mighty Persian empire from his brother.""
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Fenster schließen

Bitte in WorldCat einloggen 

Sie haben kein Konto? Sie können sehr einfach ein kostenloses Konto anlegen,.