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Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby coldharvest » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:26 pm

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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby Woodsman » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:30 pm

I like your link - and It's almost as long as one of RYP's cut and paste posts...

Still, never hurts to learn something so I bookmarked it for later.
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby Ultra Swain » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:49 pm

The title of this thread sounds like a really bad prog-rock band.
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby vagabond » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:30 pm

U of Adelaide is also a good (and more legibly-designed) resource for reading some of the oldies:

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/meta/authors.html
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby redharen » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:56 pm

I am studying the Bayân-i Manâzil-i Safar-i Iraqayn-i Sultan Süleyman Khan by Matrakci Nasuh. Dunno if you know about him, Cold; if not, here's a link:

http://muslimheritage.com/topics/defaul ... icleID=853

Dude was pretty amazing and the trip he took with the Sultan takes a route similar to that of Xenophon. Guess I have to read the Anabasis now.
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby michelle in alaska » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:04 am

xenophon.

the supreme horseman.


he's the first person you learn about when studying horsemanship.
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby coldharvest » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:28 am

michelle in alaska wrote:xenophon.

the supreme horseman.


he's the first person you learn about when studying horsemanship.

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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby flipflop » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:07 pm

Xenophon based his book on the seminal 70s gang flick "The Warriors"

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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby coldharvest » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:22 pm

flipflop wrote:Xenophon based his book on the seminal 70s gang flick "The Warriors"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw9yEuwohkk
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby flipflop » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Dig it and they will come

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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby nowonmai » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:36 pm

The first speaker was Antileon of Thurii. He rose and said: "For my part, sirs, I am weary by this time of getting kit together and packing up for a start, of walking and running and carrying heavy arms, and of tramping along in line, or mounting guard, and doing battle. The sole desire I now have is to cease from all these pains, and for the future, since here we have the sea before us, to sail on and on, 'stretched out in sleep,' like Odysseus, and so to find myself in Hellas." When they heard these remarks, the soldiers showed their approval with loud cries of "well said," and then another spoke to the same effect, and then another, and indeed all present. Then Cheirisophus got up and said: "I have a friend, sirs, who, as good hap will have it, is now high admiral, Anaxibius. If you like to send me to him, I think I can safely promise to return with some men-of-war and other vessels which will carry us. All you have to do, if you are really minded to go home by sea, is to wait here till I come. I will be back ere long." The soldiers were delighted at these words, and voted that Cheirisophus should set sail on his mission without delay.


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Antileon said, "Fuck this shit, can't we get a shagging boat?" so Cheirisophus says, "Yeah, I know a bloke with a boat." so Antileon says, "Well go and get it you twat." So the blokes got out their doss bags, sent a bloke to the offie for some cans and one said "Fuck me, the boss may be a bit of a cock but he's not all bad."
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby OneLungMcClung » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:56 pm

nowonmai wrote:
The first speaker was Antileon of Thurii. He rose and said: "For my part, sirs, I am weary by this time of getting kit together and packing up for a start, of walking and running and carrying heavy arms, and of tramping along in line, or mounting guard, and doing battle. The sole desire I now have is to cease from all these pains, and for the future, since here we have the sea before us, to sail on and on, 'stretched out in sleep,' like Odysseus, and so to find myself in Hellas." When they heard these remarks, the soldiers showed their approval with loud cries of "well said," and then another spoke to the same effect, and then another, and indeed all present. Then Cheirisophus got up and said: "I have a friend, sirs, who, as good hap will have it, is now high admiral, Anaxibius. If you like to send me to him, I think I can safely promise to return with some men-of-war and other vessels which will carry us. All you have to do, if you are really minded to go home by sea, is to wait here till I come. I will be back ere long." The soldiers were delighted at these words, and voted that Cheirisophus should set sail on his mission without delay.


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Antileon said, "Fuck this shit, can't we get a shagging boat?" so Cheirisophus says, "Yeah, I know a bloke with a boat." so Antileon says, "Well go and get it you twat." So the blokes got out their doss bags, sent a bloke to the offie for some cans and one said "Fuck me, the boss may be a bit of a cock but he's not all bad."


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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby redharen » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:48 pm

I finally read this. It was awesome.
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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby flipflop » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:55 pm

One of my favourite reads of all time squire

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Re: Xenophon's Anabasis

Postby Mikethehack » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:26 pm

I thought his stuff in Police Academy was his best.
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