anabasis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-nab'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379–371 b.c.).
  2. any military expedition or advance. Cf. katabasis.
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