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By John W. I. Lee

Professor Lee offers 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 publication unearths that lifestyles within the military used to be generally formed via a collection of smaller social groups: the formal unit agency 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, apparatus and delivery, marching and camp behaviour, consuming and consuming, sanitation and remedy, and lots of different subject matters. It additionally accords targeted awareness to the non-combatants accompanying the warriors. It makes use of historic literary and archaeological proof, historical and glossy comparative fabric, and views from army sociology and glossy struggle experiences. This ebook is vital examining for an individual engaged on historic Greek war or on Xenophon's Anabasis.

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