Hellenica, Books VI & VII. Anabasis, Books I-III

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W. Heinemann, 1921 - 514 pages
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Page 232 - Finally, the simplicity and grace, the charm and vividness with which Xenophon's story is told give it a high place among narratives of travel and adventure. Taine has even said of the Anabasis that " the beauty of the style transcends the interest of the story." Certainly, Xenophon's reputation as a man of letters depends in no small degree upon the Anabasit.
Page 338 - Ύισσαφέρνει ων 346 hearing this message, and the rest of the Greeks as they learned of it, were greatly distressed. Clearchus, however, said : " Well, would that Cyrus were alive ! but since he is dead, carry back word to Ariaeus that, for our part, we have defeated the King, that we have no enemy left, as you see, to fight with, and that if you had not come, we should now be marching against the King.
Page 411 - Ιτέον είναι τοΰτ' επυνθάνετο όπως αν καλ\ιστα πορευθείη. επει μέντοι 1 The philosopher, whose follower and friend Xenophon had been from his youth. 418 states and parents, their wives and children, whom they thought they should never see again. Such was the state of mind in which they all lay down to rest. There was a man in the army named Xenophon, an Athenian, who was neither general nor captain nor private, but had accompanied the expedition...
Page 221 - Se /itera таОта tcrtoç â\\y 338 victorious and neither tried to hinder those who set 8вав.о them up, that both gave back the dead under a truce as though victorious, and both received back their dead under a truce as though defeated, and that while each party claimed to be victorious, neither was found to be any better off, as regards either additional territory, or city, or sway, than before the battle took place ; but there was even more confusion and disorder in Greece after the battle...
Page 247 - Hence he proceeded in three days' march, a distance of twenty parasangs, to Celaenae, a populous, large, and rich crty of Phrygia. Here Cyrus had a palace, and an extensive park full of wild beasts, which he was accustomed to hunt on horseback whenever he wished to give himself and his horses exercise. Through the middle of this park flows the river Maeander; its springs issue from the palace itself; and it runs also through the city of Celaenae.
Page 281 - ... at intervals and hunted them in relays. The flesh of those that were captured was like venison, but more tender. But no ostrich was captured by anyone, and any horseman who chased one speedily desisted; for it would distance him at once in its flight, not merely plying its feet, but hoisting its wings and using them like a sail. The bustards, on the other hand, can be caught if one is quick in starting them up, for they fly only a short distance, like partridges, and soon tire; and their flesh...
Page 475 - ... cheer with cheer. Xenophon on horseback exhorted his men, but So-ter'i-des, a man whose name Xenophon, perhaps maliciously, preserves, cried out, " But, Xenophon, you ride, and I have to carry my .shield afoot." Xenophon at once leaped from his horse, pushed Soterides from the ranks, took his shield from him, and marched on with it as fast as he could. But the rest of the soldiers tormented Soterides till he gladly took back his shield and resumed his place in the march. The Greeks beat the Barbarians...
Page 385 - ... men ? For it is those who are utterly without ways and means, who are bound by necessity, and who are rascals in any case, that are willing to accomplish an object by perjury to the gods and unfaithfulness to men. As for us, Clearchus, we are not so unreasoning or foolish. " But why, one might, ask, when it was possible for us to destroy you, did we not proceed to do so ? The reason for this, be well assured, was my eager desire to prove myself trustworthy to the Greeks, so that with the same...

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