- a military march up-country, especially that of w:Cyrus the Younger, Cyrus the Younger into Asia
Etymology: Greek .
- 1989: "I have a feeling that if we follow a scent of spring on the air with sufficient eagerness we"ll come to a south without snow more quickly than we think. Thalassa, thalassa. This is what the Greeks called an anabasis." They looked at him as if he were barmy. (Burgess, Any Old Iron)
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