Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Truman Talley Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429905312

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great Book Review:

In 1906, a stilted English translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published. Now, a century later, a much more accessible edition of one of history's most extraordinary and successful leaders is emerging. Among his many achievements, this great leader of wisdom and virtue founded and extended the Persian Empire; conquered Babylon; freed 40,000 Jews from captivity; wrote mankind's first human rights charter; and ruled over those he had conquered with respect and benevolence. According to historian Will Durant, Cyrus the Great's military enemies knew that he was lenient, and they did not fight him with that desperate courage which men show when their only choice is "to kill or die." As a result the Iranians regarded him as "The Father," the Babylonians as "The Liberator," the Greeks as the "Law-Giver," and the Jews as the "Anointed of the Lord." By freshening the voice, style and diction of Cyrus, Larry Hedrick has created a more contemporary Cyrus. A new generation of readers, including business executives and managers, military officers, and government officials, can now learn about and benefit from Cyrus the Great's extraordinary achievements, which exceeded all other leaders' throughout antiquity.

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2007-04-03
  • ISBN : 9780312364694

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great Book Review:

A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government leaders can draw on his examples. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2007-04-03
  • ISBN : 0312364695

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great Book Review:

A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government leaders can draw on his examples. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780312355319

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great Book Review:

A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government leaders can draw on his examples. 10,000 first printing.

The Education of Cyrus

The Education of Cyrus
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2015-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780801471414

The Education of Cyrus Book Review:

Xenophon's masterpiece The Education of Cyrus—a work admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership—is at last available in a new English translation for a new century. Also known as the Cyropaedia, this philosophical novel is loosely based on the accomplishments of Cyrus the Great, founder of the vast Persian Empire that later became the archrival of the Greeks in the classical age. It offers an extraordinary portrait of political ambition, talent, and their ultimate limits. The writings of Xenophon are increasingly recognized as important works of political philosophy. In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon confronts the vexing problem of political instability by exploring the character and behavior of the ruler. Impressive though his successes are, however, Cyrus is also examined in the larger human context, in which love, honor, greed, revenge, folly, piety, and the search for wisdom all have important parts to play. Wayne Ambler's prose captures the charm and drama of the work while also achieving great accuracy. His introduction, annotations, and glossary help the reader to appreciate both the engaging story itself and the volume's contributions to philosophy.

Cyropaedia

Cyropaedia
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2017-01-27
  • ISBN : 1542792819

Cyropaedia Book Review:

Cyropaedia or The Education of Cyrus by Xenophon Translated by H. G. Dakyns and Revised by F. M. Stawell The Cyropaedia, sometimes spelled Cyropedia, is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written around 370 BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The Latinized title Cyropaedia derives from Greek Kurou paideia, meaning "The Education of Cyrus." Aspects of it would become a model for medieval writers of the genre known as mirrors for princes. In turn it was a strong influence upon the most well-known but atypical of these, Machiavelli's The Prince, which was an important influence in the rejection of medieval political thinking, and the development of modern politics. However, unlike most "mirrors of princes," and like The Prince, whether or not the Cyropaedia was really intended to describe an ideal ruler is a subject of debate. A very few words may suffice by way of introduction to this translation of the Cyropaedia. Professor Jowett, whose Plato represents the high-water mark of classical translation, has given us the following reminders: "An English translation ought to be idiomatic and interesting, not only to the scholar, but also to the unlearned reader. It should read as an original work, and should also be the most faithful transcript which can be made of the language from which the translation is taken, consistently with the first requirement of all, that it be English. The excellence of a translation will consist, not merely in the faithful rendering of words, or in the composition of a sentence only, or yet of a single paragraph, but in the colour and style of the whole work." These tests may be safely applied to the work of Mr. Dakyns. An accomplished Greek scholar, for many years a careful and sympathetic student of Xenophon, and possessing a rare mastery of English idiom, he was unusually well equipped for the work of a translator. And his version will, as I venture to think, be found to satisfy those requirements of an effective translation which Professor Jowett laid down. It is faithful to the tone and spirit of the original, and it has the literary quality of a good piece of original English writing. For these and other reasons it should prove attractive and interesting reading for the average Englishman.

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus
  • Author : Michael A. Flower
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 259
  • Relase : 2012-07-26
  • ISBN : 9780195188684

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus Book Review:

Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus, is one of the most famous survival stories ever written and the most important autobiographical work to have survived from ancient Greece. This book places the Anabasis in its historical and literary context and opens up for the reader different ways of interpreting its major themes.

Xenophon's Imperial Fiction

Xenophon's Imperial Fiction
  • Author : James Tatum
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2014-07-14
  • ISBN : 9781400860036

Xenophon's Imperial Fiction Book Review:

"If you inquire into the origins of the novel long enough," writes James Tatum in the preface to this work, ". . . you will come to the fourth century before our era and Xenophon's Education of Cyrus, or the Cyropaedia." The Cyrus in question is Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian empire celebrated in the Book of Ezra as the liberator of Israel, and the Cyropaedia, written to instruct future rulers by his example, became not only an inspiration to poets and novelists but a profoundly influential political work. With Alexander as its earliest student, and Elizabeth I of England one of its later pupils, it was the founding text for the tradition of "mirrors for princes" in the West, including Machiavelli's Prince. Xenophon's masterpiece has been overlooked in recent years: Tatum's goal is to make it fully meaningful for the twentieth-century reader. To accomplish this aim, he uses reception study, philological and historical criticism, and an intertextual and structural analysis of the narrative. Engaging the fictional and the political in a single reading, he explains how the form of the work allowed Xenophon to transcend the limitations of historical writing, although in the end the historian's passion for truth forced him to subvert the work in a controversial epilogue. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Xenophon's March

Xenophon's March
  • Author : John Prevas
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780786747771

Xenophon's March Book Review:

The year is 403 B.C. The Athenian philosopher Xenophon finds himself with an army of Greeks marching to what is now Turkey. Their mission: to aid the Persian pretender Cyrus in a war against his brother Artaxerxes. At a great battle, Cyrus is killed and his army destroyed—except for the Greeks holding his right flank. Xenophon and the Greeks are now stranded in the heart of the Persian Empire, outnumbered a hundred to one. The story of Xenophon's march to escape the Persian noose is an intensely personal and human tale, replete with clashes of arms and desperate hardships. It is also the tale of two civilizations at mortal odds with each other. With their turbulent mix of anarchy and democracy, Xenophon's men resembled a mobile Greek city, cutting both a military and a cultural slash through the Persian Empire. Though Xenophon's journey would end badly, his experience in the East would prove invaluable for those who followed, for sixty years later, the Greeks would return to Persia under Alexander. John Prevas brings this epoch-shaping story to life with a compelling narrative vivified by his personal retracing of much of the route trod by Xenophon and his men in one of history's great adventures.

Xenophon's Retreat

Xenophon's Retreat
  • Author : Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0674023560

Xenophon's Retreat Book Review:

"With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account - much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat - a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition."--BOOK JACKET.

The Expedition of Cyrus

The Expedition of Cyrus
  • Author : Xenophon,
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2009-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780199555987

The Expedition of Cyrus Book Review:

"First published as an Oxford World's Classics paperback 2005"--Title page verso.

Xenophon's Cyropaedia

Xenophon's Cyropaedia
  • Author : Deborah Levine Gera
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0198144776

Xenophon's Cyropaedia Book Review:

Socrates - his life, ideas, and techniques of argument - is an indirect presence in the work, and the Socratic tenor of several of the dialogues in it is the subject of one chapter. The lovely Panthea, the fairest woman in Asia, is Xenophon's most colourful heroine and her story, along with the dramatic tales of the eunuch Gadatas, bereaved Gobyras, and defeated Crosesus, are the focus of another section; special attention is paid to the question of Xenophon's originality in fashioning these tales. The symposia of the Cyropaedia, with their intricate blend of Greek and Persian elements, are also investigated at length.

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 673
  • Relase : 2021-12-07
  • ISBN : 9780307906854

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis Book Review:

The Landmark Xenophon’s Anabasis is the definitive edition of the ancient classic—also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up-Country—which chronicles one of the greatest true-life adventures ever recorded. As Xenophon’s narrative opens, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger is marshaling an army to usurp the throne from his brother Artaxerxes the King. When Cyrus is killed in battle, ten thousand Greek soldiers he had hired find themselves stranded deep in enemy territory, surrounded by forces of a hostile Persian king. When their top generals are arrested, the Greeks have to elect new leaders, one of whom is Xenophon, a resourceful and courageous Athenian who leads by persuasion and vote. What follows is his vivid account of the Greeks’ harrowing journey through extremes of territory and climate, inhabited by unfriendly tribes who often oppose their passage. Despite formidable obstacles, they navigate their way to the Black Sea coast and make their way back to Greece. This masterful new translation by David Thomas gives color and depth to a story long studied as a classic of military history and practical philosophy. Edited by Shane Brennan and David Thomas, the text is supported with numerous detailed maps, annotations, appendices, and illustrations. The Landmark Xenophon’s Anabasis offers one of the classical Greek world’s seminal tales to readers of all levels.

Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored

Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored
  • Author : Norman B. Sandridge
  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
  • Pages : 139
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0674067029

Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored Book Review:

In this new interpretation of the "Education of Cyrus, " in which Xenophon theorized about leadership, Sandridge considers Xenophon s portrait of Cyrus as sincerely laudatory though not idealized. He explores the wider context in which Xenophon s Theory of Leadership was conceived, as well as the problems of leadership he sought to address."

Xenophon's Prince

Xenophon's Prince
  • Author : Christopher Nadon
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2001-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780520224049

Xenophon's Prince Book Review:

The Cyropaedia, Xenophon's biography of the Persian king Cyrus the Great, was popular throughout antiquity and heavily influenced Renaissance writers, most notably Machiavelli, but has more recently been neglected.

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon
  • Author : Michael A. Flower
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 545
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781107050068

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon Book Review:

Introduces Xenophon's writings and their importance for Western culture, while explaining the main scholarly controversies.

Cyropaedia

Cyropaedia
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 1914
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008923396

Cyropaedia Book Review:

The Education of Cyrus

The Education of Cyrus
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2001-07-12
  • ISBN : 0801487501

The Education of Cyrus Book Review:

In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon confronts the vexing problem of political instability by exploring the character and behavior of the ruler.

Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401–330 BCE

Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401–330 BCE
  • Author : Jeffrey Rop
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2019-06-20
  • ISBN : 9781108499507

Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401–330 BCE Book Review:

Rewrites the military and political history of Greek military service in ancient Persia and Egypt.

Xenophon's Works

Xenophon's Works
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1891
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016657319

Xenophon's Works Book Review: