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A Greek Army on the March

Soldiers and Survival in Xenophon's Anabasis

A Greek Army on the March( )
Author: Lee, John W.
ISBN:978-1-281-24312-6
Publication Date:Jan 2010
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $150.00
Book Description:

Professor Lee provides a social and cultural history of the Cyreans, the mercenaries of Xenophon's Anabasis. While they have often been portrayed as a single abstract political community, this book reveals that life in the army was mostly shaped by a set of smaller social communities: the formal unit organisation of the lochos ('company'), and the informal comradeship of the suskenia ('mess group'). It includes full treatment of the environmental conditions of the march, ethnic and...
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Pages:352



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