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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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Lendle, Otto (1995) Kommentar zu Xenophons Anabasis (Bucher 1-7).
Baudelaire describes "The Ugly One" as the fictive sequel of "The Anabasis.
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).
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.
Therefore the arrangement of city centers has an effect on developing and playing role of cities and functionalities and sustainability in of their spatial structure in anabasis of economical and social structure.
It is based on the Anabasis by Xenophon, the Greek soldier-writer who was a pupil of Socrates.
Sleigh vertaal en verwerk Xenophon se baie wereldbekende Anabasis (of "Opmars"), waarin Xenophon hierdie hele veldtog van amper twee jaar beskryf, as 'n historiese roman waarin ook 'n fiktiewe hoofkarakter, die eunug Nagri, as tweede verteller en opskrywer van die geskiedenis optree.
When in August 324 BC Alexander's soldiers revolted at Opis against their king, claiming to be offended by his Eastern attire and attitudes but mainly because he did not allow them to return home, Alexander gave them a speech, where he recounted primarily his father's reforms and how these changed the structure of the kingdom of Macedon forever(Arrian, Anabasis 7.
If, in Geofilosofia dell'Europa as well as in the volume that followed shortly after, Arcipelago (1997), the Mediterranean is posited as the matrix, the genetic make-up of Europe and, as such, the goal of its anamnestic return, of catabasis as a prelude to anabasis, in Franco's Cassano's Il pensiero meridiano the Mediterranean acquires more of an oppositional value.
Despite the demands of our deployment, he went on to read Thucydides, Xenophon's Memorabilia and Anabasis, Arrian's campaigns of Alexander, and all of Plutarch's Greek lives.
From London, he writes to Nuala Costello of a possible anabasis to Dublin: