La expedición de los diez mil
Cyrus the youth was the bold entrepreneur of the so-called Ten Thousand Expedition. Some thirteen thousand Greek volunteers, who were joined by an important nucleus of Asian mercenaries, had the purpose of conquering Persia, whose monarch was Artaxerxes, brother of Cyrus. The expedition, a true epic of its time, was cleverly disrupted by the Persian king, and it would be Xenophon, the author of the Anabasis, who would present himself as leader to direct the dramatic withdrawal of part of the army, through inhospitable and hostile territories . His epic deed is also the detailed narration of many daily events and customs of the countries where he passes, and he became a model in his genre. Direct and literal translation of Latin, foreword and notes by Professor Vicente López Soto.