Thursday, August 13, 2009

What I learned in Historiography today.

Here is an interesting fact. Xenophon was the inspiration behind one of the most important movies (along with "Fort Apache the Bronx" and "Escape from New York") about New York made in the dark pre-Giuliani days of the 1970s-1980s!

Xenophon wrote two major historical works called Hellenica (or Greek affairs) and Anabasis (the long march up country). The Anabasis is about his long march with Greek mercenary soldiers through Persia around 400 B.C. But the totally cool thing about it is that it was used by New York author Sol Yurick as the main theme of the story that was made into the 1979 film "The Warriors".

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