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Xenophon, after being exiled from Athens, spent the last years of his life hunting, writing, and recalling in his books the great days of the Persian expedition.

This record of one of the most famous marches in history contains an account of the day-to-day life of ordinary men and soldiers. It demonstrates how Greek theories of government and morality worked out in practice - for with his admiration for the great, Xenophon had a rare ability to understand and describe the outlook of lesser men.

His own fortunes, too, are intensely moving. Cool, calculating, brilliant, and intensely pious, he is one of the most fascinating characters of history, and his account of his own doings is so far from being self-conscious that he seems to be one of the very few Greeks whose ways and manners have been accurately documented.

Translated by Rex Warner.

Public Domain (P)1999 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Jack
  • 2016-09-27

did Stephen Hawking narrate this?

Great story, terrible narrator. Very mechanical in delivery and absolutely no emotion in his voice.

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  • WSV1975
  • 2014-12-21

Better know something about the history first

What did you like best about The Persian Expedition? What did you like least?

very detailed account of the wars and societies

What other book might you compare The Persian Expedition to and why?

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Sort of tough lister due to the many Greek names that made it difficult to sort through

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2014-12-20

Compelling, timeless

Would you listen to The Persian Expedition again? Why?

It's just such a good yarn

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The narrator here was just perfect. The "Joe Friday" just the facts narration suited the never-a-dull minute factual text.