National Geographic : 1940 Mar
Photograph byMaynard Owen Williams THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR TABLE, AND GAVE IT TO TRAPEZUS (TREBIZOND), NOW TRABZON The eastern front of the recent earthquakes was at the tableland (trapeza) from which homes and gardens slope down totheBlack Sea. Here ended in401 B.C . the five-month "Retreat of the Ten Thousand" after the Battle of Cunaxa (near Baghdad), described by Xenophon, theGreek historian who turned military leader. Their line of march from Babylon through hostile country followed old caravan trails still in use.