- the unsuccessful military expedition (401-400 ) of Cyrus the Younger to overthrow Artaxerxes II
- a book about this by Xenophon
- pl. -·ses· [a-] any large military expedition
Origin of AnabasisClassical Greek from anabainein, to go up from ana-, up + bainein, to go: see come
- An advance; an expedition.
- 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.
Origin of anabasisGreek from anabainein to go up ; see anabaena .
- A military march up-country, especially that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia.
From Ancient Greek ἀνάβασις (anabasis, “a going up, an ascent”), from ἀναβαίνω (anabainō, “to go up”), from ἀνά (ana, “up”) + βαίνω (bainō , “to walk”).