By T. Corsten
A Lexicon of Greek own Names bargains students a finished directory of all named contributors from the traditional Greek-speaking international. the knowledge wanted has been compiled from all written assets, literary, epigraphical, papyrological, and numismatic, inside of a chronological diversity from the 8th century BC to nearly six hundred advert; the geographical limits fit using the Greek language in antiquity, from Asia Minor to the Western Mediterranean, the Black Sea to
North Africa. With the current quantity, LGPN strikes into Asia Minor (modern Turkey), to the components of Pontos, Bithynia, Mysia, the Troad, Aiolis, Ionia, and Lydia. Asia Minor is especially attention-grabbing because it differs from so much different areas coated thus far in its ethnic and cultural variety. own names
are recognized in abundance from just about all cultures to be present in this sector, they usually for that reason play a well-known position within the examine of ethnicity and acculturation.
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With their help, hoplites could be put ashore between the gates and on their eastern side, and these hoplites could eﬀect a passage by force if there did in fact turn out to be a garrison defending the Syrian side. * The next leg was a one-day march of ﬁve parasangs that brought him to Myriandus, a coastal city inhabited by Phoenicians. It was a trading port, with a lot of merchant ships lying at anchor. Cyrus stayed in Myriandus for seven days, and during this time Xenias of Arcadia and Pasion of Megara boarded a ship with their most valuable possessions and sailed away.
No, let them go. They know that they have treated me worse than I have treated them. ’ This speech by Cyrus revealed his calibre so well that even those Greeks who had been disheartened by the prospect of the march up country became happier and more committed to the expedition. The next leg was a four-day march of twenty parasangs that brought him to the Chalus river, which was one plethron wide and teemed with large, docile ﬁsh. * The next leg was a ﬁve-day march of thirty-ﬁve parasangs that brought him to the sources of the Dardas river, which is a plethron wide.
The military skill of the Greek mercenaries is stressed. They are unbeaten at Cunaxa, they refuse to submit to the king’s demand that they hand over their weapons, they overcome all the obstacles that lie in their way, they get through to the sea. ). Many of the speeches inserted by Xenophon––including some spoken by Xenophon himself–– contain appeals to the Greek spirit and to the memory of earlier Greek victories against Persia. In one of his speeches Xenophon even raises the possibility that the army could settle in Mesopotamia and live independently of Persian rule––but he goes onto warn: I’m afraid that once we’ve become accustomed to a life of idleness and luxury, and to the company of Median and Persian women and girls, who are tall and beautiful, we’ll become as oblivious of our homeward journey as the lotus-eaters were.