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Carole Raddato
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published on 11 December 2023
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Marble bust of Xenophon of Athens (l. 430 to c. 354 BCE), dated to 332-31 BCE.

Xenophon was a Greek military leader, philosopher, and historian. He was one of Socrates' students and participated in the Persian wars. In his famous book Anabasis, he recounted the expedition and retreat of the Ten Thousand, an army of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to help him seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II, in 401 BCE.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum, Egypt.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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