So at the firstglimpse of daylight he came to Cheirisophus and told him that he hadhopes that all things would go well, and related to him his dream. It is the men, the real swordsmen,who do whatever is done in battles. am I waiting till I am oldermysef and of riper age? There is no passing, 39until we have dislodged these fellows; why have you not brought up thelight infantry?" When they saw them,it struck them that it was safe to cross; in any case the enemy'scavalry could not approach at this point. [10] Some think that these three hundred are three of the detached companies described above; others, that they were a picked corps in attendance on the commander-in-chief. As a commander he had the artof leading gentlemen, but he failed to inspire adequately eitherrespect for himself or fear in the soldiers under him. If again it were necessary to effect a passage by bridge orotherwise, there was no confusion, the several companies crossing inturns; or, if the occasion arose to form in line of battle, thesecompanies came up to the front and fell in[7]. In other words, the author, in delineating the portrait of his ideal prince, drew from the recollection of many princely qualities observed by him in the characters of many friends. I too! First of all, we it is who confirm and ratify theoaths we take by heaven, but our enemies have taken false oaths andbroken the truce, contrary to their solemn word. Proxenus, the Boeotian, was of a different temperament. To this the Hellenes madeanswer by the mouth of Cleanor of Orchomenus, their spokesman, whosaid, addressing Ariaeus: "Thou villain, Ariaeus, and you the rest ofyou, who were Cyrus's friends, have you no shame before God or man,first to swear to us that you have the same friends and the sameenemies as we ourselves, and then to turn and betray us, making commoncause with Tissaphernes, that most impious and villainous of men? Isee there are plenty of sheep and goats and asses. The prisoners informed them that the regions south, through which theyhad come, belonged to the district towards Babylon and Media; the roadeast led to Susa and Ecbatana, where the king is said to spend summerand spring; crossing the river, the road west led to Lydia and Ionia;and the part through the mountains facing towards the Great Bear, led,they said, to the Carduchians[1]. x. His fee was 100 minae. And now it is high time I brought my remarks to anend, for may be the enemy will be here anon. Betrayed even by the Asiatics, atwhose side they had marched with Cyrus to the attack, they were leftin isolation. He contrived to secure the obedience ofhis solders by making himself an accomplice in their misdeeds, and thefluency with which he vaunted his own capacity and readiness forenormous guilt was a sufficient title to be honoured and courted bythem. Request full-text PDF. After this conversation Tissaphernes, with kindliest expression,invited Clearchus to remain with him at the time, and entertained himat dinner. Butthe enemy in position on the crest no sooner perceived their advanceupon the summit of the pass than they themselves set off full tilt ina rival race for the summit too. There are horses in the army I know; some few withmyself, others belonging to Clearchus's stud, and a good many otherscaptured from the enemy, used for carrying baggage. of Coenus, as well as some other speeches, are masterly specimens of To put itbriefly, war was his mistress; just as another man will spend hisfortune on a favourite, or to gratify some pleasure, so he chose tosquander his substance on soldiering. ITEM TILE download. I think I can dealwith them all; they shall cease from being a constant distubance toyour peace and prosperity. Sir W. Raleigh (Hist. And these, seeing their own cavalryfleeing, seeing also the heavy infantry advancing upon them, abandonedthe heights above the river. If he called a man his friend it might be looked upon as 23certain that he was bent on ensnaring him. A shadow of deep despair again descended on theirsouls, whichever way they turned their eyes--in front lay the river sodifficult to ford; over, on the other side, a new enemy threatening tobar the passage; on the hills behind, the Carduchians ready to fallupon their rear should they once again attempt to cross. The two were brought up at once and questioned separately: "Did theyknow of any other road than the one visible?" Thus the distance between the two armies grewto be so great, that the next day the enemy did not appear at all, noryet on the third day; but on the fourth the barbarians had pushed onby a forced night march and occupied a commanding position on theright, where the Hellenes had to pass. The soldiers yielded obedience,except where some smuggler, prompted by desire of a good-looking boyor woman, managed to make off with his prize. Under the circumstances the march, at any rate inthe rear, became very like a rout, and here a brave man lost his life,Cleonymus the Laconian, shot with an arrow in the ribs right throughshield and corselet, as also Basias, an Arcadian, shot clean throughthe head. "Good," replied Clearchus. Historia, ii. These wereaccompanied by about two hundred of the other soldiers, who took theopportunity of marketing. It is the frontier river between Armenia and the country of theCarduchians. From this village they marched two stages--ten parasangs--until theyhad surmounted the sources of the river Tigris; and from this pointthey marched three stages--fifteen parasangs--to the river Teleboas.This was a fine stream, though not large, and there were many villagesabout it. ", [2] For this ancient omen see "Odyssey," xvii. Hither,as the story goes, Medea[4], the king's wife, betook herself in flightwhat time the Medes lost their empire at the hands of the Persians. The basement was 10made of polished stone full of shells; fifty feet was the breadth ofit, and fifty feet the height; and on this basement was reared a wallof brick, the breadth whereof was fifty feet and the height thereoffour hundred; and the circuit of the wall was six parasangs. Thenthey vowed to Artemis that for every man they slew of the enemy, theywould sacrifice to the goddess goats so many; and when they could notfind sufficient for the slain, they resolved to offer yearly fivehundred; and to this day they perform that sacrifice. 980 Plutarch (Alex., 28) attributes the same motive to Alexander Think not I am going to saythat you put to shame in any way your ancestry--far from it. I am told there are inthe army some Rhodians, most of whom, they say, know how to sling, andtheir missile will reach even twice as far as the Persian slings(which, on account of their being loaded with stones as big as one'sfist, have a comparatively short range; but the Rhodians are skilledin the use of leaden bullets[2]). This old friend had sent to fetch him from home,promising, if he would come, to introduce him to Cyrus, "whom," saidProxenus, "I consider to be worth my fatherland and more to me. After enojoying that teacher'ssociety, he flattered himself that he must be at once qualified torule; and while he was on friendly terms with the leaders of the age,he was not to be outdone in reciprocity of service[2]. Are not all things inall ways subject to the gods? In their course theyencountered a crest above the road, occupied by the enemy, whom theymust either dislodge or be themselves cut off from the rest of theHellenes. Keywords: Xenophon, Anabasis, cultural background, motivations Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. At this point the Hellenesendeavoured to cross, but on their making the attempt the water proved 6to be more than breast-deep, and the river bed was rough with greatslippery stones, and as to holding their arms in the water, it was outof the question--the stream swept them away--or if they tried to carrythem over the head, the body was left exposed to the arrows and othermissiles; accordingly they turned back and encamped there by the bankof the river. History. And now in this season of perplexity, he too, with the rest, was insore distress, and could not sleep; but anon, getting a snatch ofsleep, he had a dream. Wouldyou, Xenophon, repeat what you said to us?". Cheirisophus reached the summit without any of the 6enemy perceiving him. v. 1, it is clear that it was composed after the Anabasis. "and the men behind to pass him by, as he could but ill keep up the pace.". But, whilestill on this stage, Tissaphernes made his appearance. Forin a war with heaven, by what swiftness of foot can a man escape?--inwhat quarter find refuge?--in what darkness slink away and be hid?--towhat strong fortress scale and be out of reach? But when the Carduchians saw therearguard so stript of the mass, and looking now like a mere handfulof men, they advanced all the more quickly, singing certain songs thewhile. Thisproposal satisfied the generals, and a treaty was made on the termssuggested. For the Rhodians could reach further than the Persian 16slingers, or, indeed, than most of the bowmen. The 11cloud which lay upon his brow, at those times lit up with brightness;his face became radiant, and the old sternness was so charged withvigour and knitted strength to meet the foe, that it savoured ofsalvation, not of cruelty. It can be easilyunderstood, then, that of those who were brought in contact with him,the good and noble indeed were his well-wishers; but he laid himselfopen to the machinations of the base, who looked upon him as a personto be dealt with as they liked. After this Cheirisophus spoke. and from what city? They set out from the low ground with all the haste imaginable. Then it was resolved to summon the officers of the light infantry andsome of those of the heavy infantry, and to acquaint them with thestate of affairs, and ask them whether any of them were minded todistinguish themselves, and would step forward as volunteers on anexpedition. On the 10other hand, the Asiatic cavalry, even while fleeing, poured volleys ofarrows behind their backs, and wounded the pursuers; while theHellenes must fall back fighting every step of the way they hadmeasured in the pursuit; so that by the end of that day they had notgone much more than three miles; but in the late afternoon theyreached the villages. A saying of his is recordedto the effect that the soldier who is to mount guard and keep hishands off his friends, and be ready to dash without a moment'shesitation against the foe--must fear his commander more than theenemy. The resolution wascarried. 490. I shouldnot be surprised, then, if the enemy were to hang on our heels and dogus as we retire, like cowardly curs which rush out at the passer-byand bite him if they can, but when you turn upon them they run away.Such will be their tactics, I take it. Purchase a copy of this text (not necessarily the same edition) from This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License . They all held up theirhands, and there and then they vowed a vow and chanted the battlehymn. With these words he ceased; and after him, Cheirisophus said:"Xenophon, hitherto I knew only so much of you as that you were, Iheard, an Athenian, but now I must commend you for your words and foryour conduct. You will see in aminute that there's no danger of your drowning, for every skin will beable to support a couple of men without sinking, and the wood andearth will prevent your slipping off.". download 1 file . Do younot see all these great plains, which you find it hard enough totraverse even when they are friendly? The generals resolved to 5hear what he had to say; and advancing on their side to withinspeaking distance, they demanded what he wanted. 983 Cf. "Thesm." As a matter of necessity, whenever the wingsof an army so disposed draw together, either where a road narrows, orhills close in, or a bridge has to be crossed, the heavy infantrycannot help being squeezed out of their ranks, and march withdifficulty, partly from actual pressure, and partly from the generalconfusion that ensues. Referre in tanto rege piget superbam mutationem vestis et desideratas Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.5M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. All these goodthings of theirs are now set as prizes for the combatants. Thiswas a certain Apollonides there present, who spoke in the Boeotiandialect. Havingfinally reached a point at which the Tigris was absolutelyimpassable owing to its depth and breadth, while there was nopassage along the bank itself, and the Carduchian hills hungsheer over the river, the generals took the resolution abovementioned of forcing a passage through the mountains. Then I shall carry them across, and when Ihave fastened the links at both ends, I shall place layers of wood onthem and a coating of earth on the top of that. If any one has a better plan to propose, let him doso." To the credit, be it said, of both,no one ever derided either as cowardly in war: no one ever had a faultto find with either on the score of friendship. Over and over again Xenophonwould send an order to the front to slacken pace, when the enemy werepressing their attack severely. At this stage of the march Cheirisophus, at thehead of his own division, with the whole of the light troops, led thevan, while Xenophon followed behind with the heavy infantry of therearguard, but without any light troops, since there seemed to be nodanger of pursuit or attack from the rear, while they were makingtheir way up hill. The army is unable to cross the Centrites; Xenophon dreams that he is fettered, but the chains drop off his legs and he is able to stride as freely as ever; next morning the two young men come to him with the story how they have found themselves able to walk cross the river instead of having to swim it. "He began his speech as follows: "Cleanor has spoken of the perjury and 8faithlessness of the barbarians, and you yourselves know them only toowell, I fancy. And as other men pride themselveson piety and truth and righteousness, so Menon prided himself on acapacity for fraud, on the fabrication of lies, on the mockery andscorn of friends. Cf. 982 Xenophon (Cyropaedia, vii. We need feel no alarm for all that. During this day they bivouacked in the villages which lie above the 1plain of the river Centrites[1], which is about two hundred feetbroad. As touching the gods, therefore, and our oaths, that is howI view this matter. He sprung up in terror,and pondering the matter, decided that in part the dream was good: inthat he had seen a great light from Zeus, whilst in the midst of toiland danger. He was in the bloom of youth when he procuredfrom Aristippus the command of his mercenaries; he had not yet lostthat bloom when he became exceedingly intimate with Ariaeus, abarbarian, whose liking for fair young men was the explanation; andbefore he had grown a beard himself, he had contracted a similarrelationship with a bearded favourite named Tharypas. download 1 file . But when they had reached a point in a line with the ford, and thecliff-like banks of the river, they grounded arms, and firstCheirisophus himself placed a wreath upon his brows, and throwing off 17his cloak[3], resumed his arms, passing the order to all the rest todo the same, and bade the captains form their companies in open orderin deep columns, some to left and some to right of himself. or, possibly, do we seem to you 17to lack the physical surroundings suitable for attacking you? 13. vii. The Anabasis of Alexander; or, The history of the wars and conquests of Alexander the Great. in representing himself to be the son of Zeus. . The village eventually reached was large, and possessed apalace belonging to the satrap, and most of the houses were crownedwith turrets; provisions were plentiful. Theirchief fear was that the high pass over the mountains must be occupiedin advance: and a general order was issued, that after supper everyone should get his kit together for starting, and repose, in readinessto follow as soon as the word of command was given. For the special evils of the fourth century B.C., and the growth of pauperism between B.C. Finally the resolution to which they camewas that they must force a passage through the hills into theterritory of the Kurds; since, according to what their informants toldthem, when they had once passed these, they would find themselves inArmenia--the rich and large territory governed by Orontas; and fromArmenia, it would be easy to proceed in any direction whatever.Thereupon they offered sacrifice, so as to be ready to start on themarch as soon as the right moment appeared to have arrived. It will save time to make theappointments at once, and to settle who leads the square and directsthe vanguard; who will take command of the two flanks, and who of therearguard; so that, when the enemy appears, we shall not need todeliberate, but can at once set in motion the machinery in existence. ii. ThePisidians are an equally good instance, or the Lycaonians. The first and weightiest reason is that the oaths, which we tookin the sight of heaven, are a barrier to mutual hostility. Anabasis (/ ə ˈ n æ b ə s ɪ s /; Greek: Ἀνάβασις; an "expedition up from") is the most famous book of the Ancient Greek professional soldier and writer Xenophon. But partly too he feared it, for evidently it had comefrom Zeus the king. [7] In the passage above I have translated {lokhoi} companies, and, as usual, {lokhagoi} captains. But if youimagine that you, on your side, have any better reason to mistrust theking and me, than we you, listen to me in turn, and I will undeceiveyou. Download Anabasis pdf File size: 0.5 MB What's this? These theyagreed to restore if he would not burn their houses, and to theseterms Xenophon agreed. Thereupon Hieronymous the Eleian, the eldest of Proxenus's captains,commenced speaking as follows: "Generals and captains, it seemed rightto us, in view of the present crisis, ourselves to assemble and tosummon you, that we might advise upon some practicable course. So theenemy will be mightily deceived; for on this day they will behold tenthousand Clearchuses instead of one, who will not suffer one man toplay the coward. authors as Onesicritus, Callisthenes, and others. Some of the soldiers protested: the captains and generalshad better not all go; it was better not to put too much confidence inTissaphernes. [8] I.e. Theseresolutions passed, they caused a proclamation by herald to be madefor their enforcement. That Xenophon hesitated to do, for Tissaphernesand his whole army were coming up and were well within sight.Galloping up to the front himself, he asked: "Why do you summon me? Four lines from the bottom, for Anab. But if the life of a soldier was a passion with him, he was none theless a soldier born, as herein appears; danger was a delight to him;he courted it, attacking the enemy by night or by day; and indifficulties he did not lose his head, as all who ever served in acampaign with him would with one consent allow. Cheirisophus, on getting across, forbore to pursue thecavalry, but advanced by the bluffs which reached to the river toattack the enemy overhead. Towhichsoever of us shall prove the better men, will they fall asguerdons; and the gods themselves are the judges of the strife. historical critic. 18) says: It was now afternoon; and all of asudden the enemy came in sight on the plain, and succeeded in cuttingdown some of the Hellenes belonging to parties who were scattered overthe flat land in quest of spoil. But now the Asiatics had ceased to be dangerous with theirsharpshooting. have we not horsemen enough, or infantry, orwhatever other arm you like, whereby we may be able to injure you,without risk of suffering in return? Accordingly Xenophon at once poured out a libation himself, and badethe two young fellows fill the cup and pray to the gods, who showed tohim this vision and to them a passage, to bring all other blessingsfor them to accomplishment. The enemy, seeing Cheirisophus's detachment easilycrossing the stream, and Xenophon's men racing back, were seized withthe fear of being intercepted, and fled at full speed in the directionof the road which emerges from the stream. Xenophon, as soon as he saw that things were going well on the other 24side, fell back with all speed to join the troops engaged in crossing,for by this time the Carduchians were well in sight, descending intothe plain to attack their rear. After that theyasked, "Were there any captains of light infantry willing to accompanythe expedition?" Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Nosooner, however, were the Hellenes safely past this crest, than theycame in sight of another in front of them, also occupied, and deemedit advisable to storm it also. Nay, if in a fit of madness we murderedyou, what then? The Carduchians, seeing that the remnant left was the merest handful 30(for many even of those whose duty it was to remain had gone off intheir anxiety to protect their beasts of burden, or their personalkit, or their mistresses), bore down upon them valorously, and openedfire with slingstones and arrows. Aristoph. This latter then explained:"Yonder man said, he did not know, because he has got a daughtermarried to a husband in those parts. Without a single mounted trooper to aid them in pursuit:was it not perfectly plain that if they won a battle, their enemieswould escape to a man, but if they were beaten themselves, not onesoul of them would survive? … Even now, I daresayyou noticed yourselves the crestfallen air with which they came intocamp, the despondency with which they fell to picket duty, so that,unless there is a change for the better, I do not know for whatservice they will be fit; whether by night, if need were, or even byday. "Why, when we had it in our power to destroy you, did we not proceedto do it? When nothing could be got out of him, hewas killed before the eyes of his fellow. I knowyour anger against them to-day is very great. Cheirisophus was as usual leading in front, whileXenophon headed the rearguard, when the enemy began a violent andsustained attack. After that, the generalsresolved that it would be better to proclaim open war, without truceor herald, as long as they were in the enemy's country; for they usedto come and corrupt the soldiers, and they were even successful withone officer--Nicarchus[1], an Arcadian, who went off in the night withabout twenty men. Available Indexes Full-text Catalog. Proxenus eagerly pressed him tostop--a request which Cyrus with like ardour supported, adding that assoon as the campaign was over he would send him home. "And yet, if we yield ourselves and fall into the king's power, needwe ask what our fate will be? "The other answered him: "The reason is plain; look yonder; this crestwhich overhangs our descent has been occupied. The last of the three, the Chaldaeans, weresaid to be a free and brave set of people. Apart from the intrinsic charm of the story, the "Anabasis" is interesting as containing the raw material of experience and reflection which "this young scholar or philosopher," our friend, the author, will one day turn to literary account. (1884) by Arrian , translated by Edward James Chinnock The Anabasis of Alexander Xenophon remarking, "I am the younger," elected to go; but hestipulated for a detachment from the front to accompany him, since itwas a long way to fetch up troops from the rear. Himthen they banished. Thegenerals held council, and resolved to give the following answer,Cheirisophus acting as spokesman: "We have resolved to make our waythrough the country, inflicting the least possible damage, provided weare allowed a free passage homewards; but if any one tries to hinder 3us, he will have to fight it out with us, and we shall bring all theforce in our power to bear." The generals thought it a pretty invention enough, but its realisationimpracticable, for on the other side were masses of cavalry posted andready to bar the passage; who, to begin with, would not suffer the 12first detachment of crossers to carry out any item of the programme. oratory. Will he not go all lengths so that, by inflicting on us theextreme of ignominy and torture, he may rouse in the rest of mankind aterror of ever marching against him any more? Örs’ positivist view of the text could have influenced Okay in his relative objectivity in summarising Anabasis. Xenophon having read the letter, consulted Socrates the Athenian,whether he should accept or refuse the invitation. acquainted with this work of Arrian’s can refuse his assent to the - p.xi), who died in 323 BC (ref. Let us take thepick of these, supplying their places by ordinary baggage animals, andequipping the horses for cavalry. Here they halted three days for the sake of the wounded chiefly, whilea further inducement was the plentiful supply of provisions which theyfound, wheat and wine, and large stores of barley laid up for horses.These supplies had been collected by the ruling satrap of the country.On the fourth day they began their descent into the plain; but whenTissaphernes overtook them, necessity taught them to camp in the firstvillage they caught sight of, and give over the attempt of marchingand fighting simultaneously, as so many were hors de combat, beingeither on the list of wounded themselves, or else engaged in carryingthe wounded, or laden with the heavy arms of those so occupied. When this detachment were once posted above their pursuers, thelatter desisted from attacking the main body in its descent, for fearof being cut off and finding themselves between two assailants. Nor can I see whatbetter force you will find to help you in chastising them than thiswhich marches at my back to-day. Whatfollows? . This man, who, when his own brother, theson of the same parents, was dead, was not content with that, butsevered head and hand from the body, and nailed them to a cross. You see, the enemy did not dare to bring war to bearupon us until they had first seized our generals; they felt thatwhilst our rulers were there, and we obeyed them, they were no matchfor us in war; but having got hold of them, they fully expected thatthe consequent confusion and anarchy would prove fatal to us. [6] Here seems to be the germ--unless, indeed, the thought had been conceived above--here at any rate the first conscious expression of the colonisation scheme, of which we shall hear more below, in reference to Cotyora; the Phasis; Calpe. So they stripped naked,expecting to have to swim for it, and with their long knives in theirhands began crossing, but going forward crossed without being wet upto the fork. Do that, andtheir spirits will soon revive wonderfully. The detachment which came to meetXenophon's men, carried away by their valour, advanced further thanthey had need to, and had to cross back again in the rear ofXenophon's men, and of these too a few were wounded. Lucius Flavius Arrianus - or Arrian, as he is usually called in the English language - was born in Nicomedia, one of the Greek towns in the Roman empire, between 85 and 90 CE. This being so, it isbut natural that the gods should be opposed to our enemies, but withourselves allied; the gods, who are able to make the great onesquickly small, and out of sore perplexity can save the little oneswith ease, what time it pleases them. There was amist, so that they could get quite close without being observed. Here there was a return of the old despondency. The district was named Western Armenia. If, then, we are toexclude them from all possibility of injuring us as we march, we mustget slingers as soon as possible and cavalry. In obedience to this passionate desire it was, that hepaid his fee to Gorgias of Leontini[1]. When all was duly ordered the move began, the young men pioneeringthem, and keeping the river on their left. narrative clear is carefully avoided.” See Smith’s Dictionary of Greek The "Cyropaedeia" is full of such comments, "pieces justificatives" inserted into the text. Thank heaventhey did not come upon us in any great force, but were only a handfulof men; so that the injury they did us was not large, as it might havebeen; and at least it has served to show us what we need. But now it struck Xenophon that if they 13left the ridge just taken unprotected in their rear, the enemy mightre-occupy it and attack the baggage animals as they filed past,presenting a long extended line owing to the narrowness of the road bywhich they made their way. Son of Zeus is obvious to Xenophon that the rivers do bar our passage, and in battle order the. 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