The Anabasis, Volume 1

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830 - Iran
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Page 146 - On this Chirisophus and Xenophon, with Callimachus of Parrhasia, one of the captains, advanced, (for the last had the command that day of the captains iu XEN. voL. I. K the rear,) all the rest of the officers standing out of danger. Then about seventy of the men advanced under the trees, not in a body but one by one, each sheltering himself as well as he could ; while...
Page 24 - The country was a plain throughout, as even as the sea, and full of wormwood; and if any other kind of shrubs or reeds grew there, they had all an aromatic smell, but no trees could be seen. Bustards and ostriches, antelopes and wild asses, appeared to be the only inhabitants of the desert; and the fatigues of the march were alleviated by the amusements of the chase.
Page 149 - Order it is not known, bringing together a great many Stones, made a large Mount, upon which they placed a great Quantity of Shields made of raw Ox-hides, Staves, and Bucklers taken from the Enemy. The Guide himself cut the Bucklers in Pieces, and exhorted the rest to do the same. After this the Greeks sent back their Guide, giving him Presents out of the public Stock, these were a Horse, a silver Cup, a Persian Dress, and ten Daricks. But, above all Things the Guide desired the Soldiers to give...
Page 48 - Phocaean, who was said to be a Woman of great Sense and Beauty. The other, a Milesian, who was the younger of the two, was also taken by the King's Troops, but escaped naked to the Quarter of the Greeks, who were left to guard the Baggage. These, forming themselves, killed many of those who were plundering the Camp, and lost some of their own Men ; however, they did not fly, but saved the Milesian, with the Men and Effects, and, in general, every thing else that was in their Quarter.
Page 69 - Country was, that lay between the Tigris, and the Canal : he answering; it was of a large Extent, and contained, besides Villages, many large Cities; they concluded, that the Barbarians had sent this Man insidiously, from an Apprehension, lest the Greeks should not pass the Bridge, but remain in the Island, which was defended on one side, by the Tigris, and on the other, by the Canal; where the Country, that lay between, being large, and fruitful, and in no want of Labourers to cultivate it, might...
Page 41 - These being broken, and the six hundred belonging1 to Cyrus dispersed in the pursuit, very few were left about him, and those almost all persons who used to eat at his table : however, on discovering the king2 properly attended, and unable to contain himself, immediately cried out,
Page 26 - The asses, when they were pursued, having gained ground of the horses, stood still (for they exceeded them much in speed); and when these came up with them, they did the same thing again; so that our horsemen could take them by DO other means but by dividing themselves into relays, and succeeding one another in the chase.
Page 83 - ... during the night, but lay down to rest where they severally happened to be, unable to sleep for sorrow and longing for their country, their parents, their wives and children, whom they never expected to see again.

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