Henry Day: Up Country with Xenophon
2 November 2006
Show More The Long March: Xenophon and the Ten Thousand by Robin Lane Fox.
Yale, 351 pp., £25, September 2004, 0 300 10403 0Show More
The Expedition of Cyrus by Xenophon, translated by Robin Waterfield.
Oxford, 231 pp., £8.99, September 2005, 0 19 282430 9Show More
Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia and the End of the Golden Age by Robin Waterfield.
Faber, 248 pp., £17.99, November 2006, 0 571 22383 4Show More
The Sea! The Sea! The Shout of the Ten Thousand in the Modern Imagination by Tim Rood.
Duckworth, 272 pp., £12.99, August 2006, 0 7156 3571 9Show More
“... philosopher, sportsman, in whom, risking a charge of smugness, we may venture to claim a resemblance to a not uncommon English type’. A little probing suggests someone different: as Robin Lane Fox, the editor of this collection of essays, sums him up, ‘evasive, apologetic, and a master of leaving unwelcome things out’. Why did Xenophon write this way? Biographical information is scarce ...”