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Published: 02 November 2009

288 Pages | 1 map

ISBN: 9780199555987

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The Expedition of Cyrus

Translated by Robin Waterfield and Introduction and Notes by Tim Rood

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of Xenophon's most famous work in which he describes the epic march of the Ten Thousand after the defeat of the Persian prince Cyrus, and their cry of 'The sea! The sea!' as they reach the coast on their journey home to Greece.
  • For many years famous as a school text, The Expedition of Cyrus is here translated afresh by the experienced translator Robin Waterfield (translator of Herodotus' Histories and Plato's Republic).
  • The edition is the first to draw on new scholarly approaches to Xenophon and the relations between the Greek world and the Persian empire.
  • Lively introduction by Tim Rood discusses the historical background, Xenophon's motives for writing the account, critical approaches to the text, and the book's fame and afterlife. Full notes and bibliography are the most critically up-to-date available.
  • Includes map and index of names.