London: The Folio Society. 2009. First Folio Society Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original pictorial cloth, map endpapers. 285 pp, Index at rear. Frontispiece seven additional full-page colour plates printed on glossy paper stock, plus binding design, all by Venables. A fine copy in slipcase. Fine in slipcase. Item #311662
¶ Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. The ANABASIS [here titled THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION] is his story of the march to Persia to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and March 399 B.C.