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By John W. I. Lee

ISBN-10: 0521870682

ISBN-13: 9780521870689

Professor Lee presents a social and cultural background of the Cyreans, the mercenaries of Xenophon's Anabasis. whereas they've got frequently been portrayed as a unmarried summary political neighborhood, this ebook unearths that existence within the military was once quite often formed by way of a collection of smaller social groups: the formal unit company of the lochos ('company'), and the casual comradeship of the suskenia ('mess group'). It comprises complete remedy of the environmental stipulations of the march, ethnic and socio-economic kin among the warriors, gear and delivery, marching and camp behaviour, consuming and consuming, sanitation and therapy, and plenty of different themes. It additionally accords specific awareness to the non-combatants accompanying the warriors. It makes use of historical literary and archaeological facts, historical and sleek comparative fabric, and views from army sociology and glossy conflict experiences. This booklet is key analyzing for someone engaged on old Greek conflict or on Xenophon's Anabasis.

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