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Ten Thousand (Greek mercenaries)
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The Ten Thousand was a force of mercenary units, mainly Greek, employed by Cyrus the Younger to attempt to wrest the throne of the Persian Empire from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Their march to the Battle of Cunaxa and back to Greece was recorded by Xenophon in his work, the ten thousand marched inland and fought the Battle of Cunaxa and then marched back to Greece during the years 401 BC to 399 BC. Xenophon stated in The Anabasis that the Greek heavy troops scattered their opposition twice during the battle, only after the battle did they hear that Cyrus had been killed, making their victory irrelevant and the expedition a failure. The ten thousand were in the middle of a large empire with no food, no employer. They offered to make their Persian ally Ariaeus king, but he refused on the grounds that he was not of royal blood and they offered their services to Tissaphernes, a leading satrap of Artaxerxes, but he refused them, and they refused to surrender to him. Tissaphernes was left with a problem, an army of heavy troops. He supplied them with food and, after a wait, led them northwards for home, meanwhile detaching Ariaeus. The Greek senior officers accepted the invitation of Tissaphernes to a feast, where they were made prisoner, taken up to the king, the Greeks then elected new officers and set out to march northwards to the Black Sea through Corduene and Armenia. Xenophon records the moment when the ten thousand finally saw the sea, signifying their escape. Until shortly after the Battle of Cunaxa, the Spartan general Clearchus was recognized as the commander of the army, when the Ten Thousand started their journey in 401 BC, Xenophon tells us that they numbered around 10,400. At the time Xenophon left them two years later, their number had dwindled to just under 6,000, the novel The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch, winner of the 1978 Booker Prize was named for this event. David Drakes 1988 novel The Forlorn Hope features a plot revolving around a group of mercenaries caught behind enemy lines, Drakes own writings describe Xenophons Anabasis as the model for the first segment of the book. The 2001 novel The Ten Thousand by Michael Curtis Ford is an account of this groups exploits. Shane Brennans In the Tracks of the Ten Thousand, A Journey on Foot through Turkey, Syria, valerio Massimo Manfredis 2007 novel Larmata perduta tells the story of the army told through Abira, a Syrian girl, who decides to follow a Greek warrior named Xeno. Paul Kearneys 2008 novel The Ten Thousand is set in a world based on Xenophons record of the historical Ten Thousand. John Ringos 2008 novel The Last Centurion tells the story of a U. S. Stryker company left in Iran after a plague which must repeat the journey of the Ten Thousand. The Ten Thousand and Anabasis are frequently mentioned, the 1965 novel The Warriors is inspired by Anabasis. The novel was adapted into the 1979 film The Warriors, in the film, the would-be-emperor figure is named Cyrus, the Coney Island gangs fallen leader is named Cleon, and the films final scenes take place at the edge of the sea

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Orders of magnitude (numbers)
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This list contains selected positive numbers in increasing order, including counts of things, dimensionless quantity and probabilities. Mathematics – Writing, Approximately 10−183,800 is a rough first estimate of the probability that a monkey, however, taking punctuation, capitalization, and spacing into account, the actual probability is far lower, around 10−360,783. Computing, The number 1×10−6176 is equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a quadruple-precision IEEE decimal floating-point value, Computing, The number 6. 5×10−4966 is approximately equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a quadruple-precision IEEE floating-point value. Computing, The number 3. 6×10−4951 is approximately equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a 80-bit x86 double-extended IEEE floating-point value. Computing, The number 1×10−398 is equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a double-precision IEEE decimal floating-point value, Computing, The number 4. 9×10−324 is approximately equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a double-precision IEEE floating-point value. Computing, The number 1×10−101 is equal to the smallest positive non-zero value that can be represented by a single-precision IEEE decimal floating-point value, Mathematics, The probability in a game of bridge of all four players getting a complete suit is approximately 4. 47×10−28. ISO, yocto- ISO, zepto- Mathematics, The probability of matching 20 numbers for 20 in a game of keno is approximately 2.83 × 10−19. ISO, atto- Mathematics, The probability of rolling snake eyes 10 times in a row on a pair of dice is about 2. 74×10−16. ISO, micro- Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a flush in poker are 649,739 to 1 against. Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a flush in poker are 72,192 to 1 against. Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a four of a kind in poker are 4,164 to 1 against, for a probability of 2.4 × 10−4. ISO, milli- Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a full house in poker are 693 to 1 against, for a probability of 1.4 × 10−3. Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a flush in poker are 507.8 to 1 against, Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt a straight in poker are 253.8 to 1 against, for a probability of 4 × 10−3. Physics, α =0.007297352570, the fine-structure constant, ISO, deci- Mathematics – Poker, The odds of being dealt only one pair in poker are about 5 to 2 against, for a probability of 0.42. Demography, The population of Monowi, a village in Nebraska. Mathematics, √2 ≈1.414213562373095489, the ratio of the diagonal of a square to its side length. Mathematics, φ ≈1.618033988749895848, the golden ratio Mathematics, the number system understood by most computers, human scale, There are 10 digits on a pair of human hands, and 10 toes on a pair of human feet. Mathematics, The number system used in life, the decimal system, has 10 digits,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9