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Xenophone

The Greek historian, politician and commander Xenophon (430-354 B.C.) fought as an officer in an army of Greek mercenaries under the rebellious Kyros I (657-600 B.C.) against his brother Artaxerxes II (453-359 B.C.) and led 10,000 Greeks back home from Babylon. He later described this in his writing "Anabasis" (train into the interior). He is regarded as an outstanding and versatile author. On his long journey through the Middle East, he also became acquainted with the alcoholic beverages from present-day Armenia, which were typical of that time. He spent large parts of his life as a lord of the manor on the Greek peninsula of the Peloponnese, from where his excellent knowledge of agriculture, viticulture and cattle breeding originates.

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