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By John W. I. Lee

ISBN-10: 0521870682

ISBN-13: 9780521870689

Professor Lee presents a social and cultural heritage of the Cyreans, the mercenaries of Xenophon's Anabasis. whereas they've got usually been portrayed as a unmarried summary political neighborhood, this ebook finds that existence within the military was once more often than not formed by means of a suite of smaller social groups: the formal unit supplier of the lochos ('company'), and the casual comradeship of the suskenia ('mess group'). It comprises complete therapy of the environmental stipulations of the march, ethnic and socio-economic kinfolk among the warriors, gear and delivery, marching and camp behaviour, consuming and ingesting, sanitation and remedy, and lots of different themes. It additionally accords specific awareness to the non-combatants accompanying the warriors. It makes use of old literary and archaeological proof, historic and smooth comparative fabric, and views from army sociology and sleek battle stories. This booklet is key interpreting for a person engaged on old Greek struggle or on Xenophon's Anabasis.

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