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Anabasis

(ənăb`əsĭs): see XenophonXenophon
, c.430 B.C.–c.355 B.C., Greek historian, b. Athens. He was one of the well-to-do young disciples of Socrates before leaving Athens to join the Greek force (the Ten Thousand) that was in the service of Cyrus the Younger of Persia.
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Anabasis

 

a genus of plants of the family Chenopodiaceae. They are subshrubs or perennial grasses with short fleshy leaves or small scaly leaves in opposite leaf arrangement. The unisexual, five-jointed flowers are located in the axils of the leaves separately or in clusters of two to six flowers. There are two or three stigmas. The perianth is simple and scaly; the part nearest the berry-shaped fruit usually has winglike appendages. There are more than 30 species from Spain and North Africa to Central Asia; they are found primarily in Middle Asia. Approximately 30 species can be found in deserts and semideserts and on dry mountain slopes in the USSR. The species A. salsa is used as fodder, and the species A. aphylla is a source of several medicinal alkaloids (for example, anabasine and aphylline). The plant genus Echinochloa of the family Gramineae is also called Anabasis (for example, Echinochloa crus-galli).

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Greek--Xenophon's Anabasis, continued; Selections from the Hellenica at sight; Prose Composition.
Where Wakamatsu, who died last year, failed, Baudelaire has so far succeeded in engaging Adachi as an active partner, the two of them trading footage for visual material, interview time, and a screenplay for a feature film (a follow-up to The Anabasis titled The Ugly One, which, as an installation of uncut scripts and rushes, was shown at the Beirut Art Center as a work in progress).
During her erotic anabasis from Miletus to Babylon, Callirhoe is the obsession of ever more powerful men: first there is Dionysius, the leading man of Ionia, followed by Mithridates and Pharnaces, the powerful Persian satraps, and finally the Great King Artaxerxes himself.
This passage makes up a parallel account to Nearchus' more extensive report, which has been preserved as an appendix to the Anabasis of Arrian (the Indica).
Major plant communities on the slopes and plateaus are dominated by shrubs from 30 to 100 cm tall, especially white bean caper Zygophyllum dumosum, white worm-wood Artemisia herba-alba and articulated anabasis Anabasis articulata (Kotler et al.
For example, a recent collection of "classic" texts on the subject begins with selections from the Book of Exodus and Xenophon's account of Socrates in the Anabasis (Shafritz, Ott, and Jang, 2005).
But after moving inland and fighting the Battle of Cunaxa, the Greek army, led by Xenophon, an officer and writer who accompanied the mercenaries and then recorded their trials in the famous work The Anabasis, finds itself stranded--and begins a dangerous journey through enemy territory in Kurdistan and the Armenian mountains during winter to return home by way of the Black Sea.
Italian biopharmaceutical company Dompe on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Anabasis Srl.
28 February 2012 a[euro]" Italian biopharmaceutical firm Dompe Farmaceutici SpA said today it had signed an agreement to take the 51% it does not already own in Milan-based ocular diseases specialist Anabasis Srl.
No estamos lejos, a mi modo de ver, de una autentica teologia de la liberacion cuyo momento liberador no es otro sino el misterio pascual del Senor y, mas en concreto, su katabasis a los infiernos y su anabasis desde ahi.
It is based on the Anabasis by Xenophon, the Greek soldier-writer who was a pupil of Socrates.