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Katabasis vs. Anabasis

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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

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

Katabasis

Katabasis or catabasis (Ancient Greek: κατάβασις, from κατὰ and βαίνω ) is a descent of some type, such as moving downhill, the sinking of the winds or sun, a military retreat, a trip to the underworld, or a trip from the interior of a country down to the coast. The term has multiple related meanings in poetry, rhetoric, and modern psychology.

‘down’; ‘go’;

Anabasisnoun

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

Anabasisnoun

A journey or expedition up from the coast, like that of the younger Cyrus into Central Asia, described by Xenophon in his work called "The Anabasis."

‘The anabasis of Napoleon.’;

Anabasisnoun

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

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