The sea! the sea!

θάλαττα! θάλαττα!



Greek soldiers, upon seeing the Black Sea for the first time as they returned from war in Persia.

More information about this quote

Authentication Score 2

Original Citation

Xenophon. Anabasis. c. 370 BC, bk. 4, ch. 7, sect. 24.

Current Citation

Xenophon. The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis, translated by David Thomas, edited by Shand Brennan and David Thomas. Pantheon, 2021, bk. 4, ch. 7, sect. 24.