Katabasis vs. Anabasis

Katabasis vs. Anabasis — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Katabasis and Anabasis

Katabasisnoun

A journey downwards: a journey downhill, a decrease of winds, a military retreat, a trip to the underworld; a trip from the interior of a country to the coast.

Anabasisnoun

An advance or expedition, especially into the interior of a country.

Anabasisnoun

A large-scale military advance, especially the Greek mercenary expedition across Asia Minor in 401 BC led by Cyrus the Younger of Persia, as described by Xenophon. It was unsuccessful, and the Greeks, led by Xenophon, retreated to the Black Sea.

Anabasisnoun

A protracted and arduous retreat, especially through hostile or inhospitable territory.

Anabasisnoun

(historical) a military march up-country, especially that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia.

Anabasisnoun

(obsolete) The first period, or increase, of a disease; augmentation.

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