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n. pl. a·nab·a·ses (-sēz′)
1. An advance; an expedition.
2. A large-scale military advance, especially the Greek mercenary expedition across Asia Minor in 401 bc led by Cyrus the Younger of Persia, as described by Xenophon. It was unsuccessful, and the Greeks, led by Xenophon, retreated to the Black Sea.

[Greek, from anabainein, to go up; see anabaena.]


n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Historical Terms) the march of Cyrus the Younger and his Greek mercenaries from Sardis to Cunaxa in Babylonia in 401 bc, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis. Compare katabasis
2. any military expedition, esp one from the coast to the interior
[C18: from Greek: a going up, ascent, from anabainein to go up; see anabaena]


(əˈnæb ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a military expedition or advance, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis.
[1700–10; < Greek anábasis a stepping up = anaba- (see anabatic) + -sis -sis]


, catabasis - An anabasis is a military expedition and a catabasis is the retreat of an army.
See also related terms for retreat.


the progress of a disease, from onset to finish.
See also: Disease and Illness
References in classic literature ?
The repulsive picture which is given of him in the Anabasis of Xenophon, where he also appears as the friend of Aristippus 'and a fair youth having lovers,' has no other trait of likeness to the Meno of Plato.
Not all of his fans are aware of his six year anabasis in Russia, however, which began with his capture on the front lines of Galicia during the First World War.
And beyond the rather well-trodden paths of the Anabasis and the Historiae, Briant devotes considerable attention to the challenging world of the Alexander romance tradition and to the vast field of Iranian literature that is largely unknown to most classical scholars.
Formation a Hammada scoparia, Stipa parviflora, Anabasis articulata: elle est tres developpee et floristiquement diversifiee dans la mise en defens et se localise sur les plaines et les versants.
Among their topics are knowing future time in Xenophon's Anabasis, the future and the logic of closure in Greek historiography, fading into the future: visibility and legibility in Thucydides' History, horoscope of empires: future ruins from Thucydides to Macaulay, and the Western futures of ancient history.
The remarkable philosopher-general Xenophon, of the Anabasis, saved a Greek army of ten thousand.
30pm The Anabasis Of May And Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi And 27 Years Without Images (): Sat 5.
Es indiscutible la significacion para Arriano y para el helenismo la imagen de Zeus, ya en el libro I de la Anabasis el autor dejo ver que para la unidad del mundo griego era necesario reafirmar la identidad religiosa, pues la conquista de Persia tuvo un trasfondo divino y Arriano adjunto a la figura de Alejandro a Zeus, su padre (3) y el los griegos, lo que confirmo la importancia de este ultimo para la armonia de las ciudades griegas, por lo que la Anabasis sirvio para propositos propagandisticos del helenismo en materia religiosa.
Angesichts des Ruckgangs des Unterrichts des Griechischen auf den derzeitigen hoheren Schulen, kann man nicht mehr voraussetzen, dass der Name Xenophons sofort die Erinnerung an dessen Anabasis wach ruft und der Leser sich schmunzelnd an die Wegformel erinnert "evrsuBsv S' snopsuBpoav Sia X oxaBgoug Y napaaayyaq Z" ("von dort aber marschierten sie in x Tagen Y Parasangen"), mit der Xenophon die unter seiner Fuhrung von dem Herr der griechischen Soldner zuruckgelegten Wegstrecken vom Euphrat zur Kuste des Schwarzen Meeres miteinander verband.
But he got an inkling when the director pointed him to the Greek mythology of Anabasis by Xenophon, who led an army through hostile territory, for inspiration.
8) Lisa Kerr and Joseph Millichap have pointed out a classical motif in the structural references to Xenophon's Anabasis in O Lost: Kerr sees in the "journey into the interior" particular links to the themes of exile and literature (6-9), and Millichap identifies Homer's Odyssey as another influence, noting that classical reference serves to unify the various elements of a narrative that is "Eugene's personal odyssey in his development as writer" (10).
Nuestro principal relato de estos hechos se encuentra en la Anabasis de Arriano que habria escrito en tiempos de Adriano.