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By John W. I. Lee

ISBN-10: 0521870682

ISBN-13: 9780521870689

Professor Lee presents a social and cultural historical past of the Cyreans, the mercenaries of Xenophon's Anabasis. whereas they've got frequently been portrayed as a unmarried summary political group, this e-book unearths that existence within the military used to be in most cases formed via a suite of smaller social groups: the formal unit organization 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 family among the warriors, gear and delivery, marching and camp behaviour, consuming and ingesting, sanitation and remedy, and lots of different themes. It additionally accords particular recognition to the non-combatants accompanying the warriors. It makes use of historic literary and archaeological facts, historic and glossy comparative fabric, and views from army sociology and sleek battle stories. This ebook is vital interpreting for someone engaged on historical Greek battle or on Xenophon's Anabasis.

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