Now reading: Xenophon’s “The Persian Expedition” (aka “Anabasis”)

I read roughly the first 25% of this book this morning. I’ve read at least parts of it before during my former life as a Classics Minor in college. I’m reading it now in preparation for a February 4th post on The Classics Circuit.

The year is 401 B.C. A force of roughly 10,000 Greek mercenaries joins the Persian, Cyrus, who is attempting to wrest the throne from his brother, Artaxerxes. What follows is adventure of the highest order. “Civilized” Greek soldiers in an exotic land, fighting for glory and their own survival. It doesn’t get much better than this. Why not read along with me…? 🙂