Xenophon's Cyrus the Great

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 297
  • 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 : 320
  • 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 : 295
  • 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.

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.

The Education of Cyrus

The Education of Cyrus
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • 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.

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 : 242
  • 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.

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Hourly History
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 2019-06-25
  • ISBN : 1076098657

Cyrus the Great Book Review:

Cyrus the GreatCyrus II of Persia was one of the greatest leaders that the world had ever known; he was the one in whose footsteps other empire builders would follow. From Alexander the Great to countless Roman emperors and Ottoman sultans-it was the mighty shoes of Cyrus that they all attempted to fill. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life and Legend ✓ The Persian Empire is Born ✓ Love and Marriage ✓ Cyrus' Last Stand ✓ Aftermath and Succession And much more! More than merely a successful conqueror, Cyrus the Great is known just as much for being a great liberator as he is known for his conquests. He was even credited in the Bible as the one who freed the Jews from their long-held Babylonian exile. By the time of his death, Cyrus controlled more land and people than anyone before him. Under his dominion were countless principalities, nationalities, ethnicities, and religions of all kinds. In contrast to many other powerful rulers, Cyrus did not seek to oppress his subjects or interfere with their way of life, religions, or local customs. It is for this reason that, as great as his temporal conquests may have been, the benevolence of Cyrus the Great's leadership stands as his greatest attribute of all. The life of Cyrus the Great remains as an unparalleled testament in the annals of history.

Xenophon's Retreat

Xenophon's Retreat
  • Author : Robin Waterfield
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 248
  • 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 : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2005-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780191605048

The Expedition of Cyrus Book Review:

'Men, the enemy troops you can see are all that stands between us and the place we have for so long been determined to reach. We must find a way to eat them alive!' The Expedition of Cyrus tells the story of the march of the Ten Thousand. The exploits of this famous army of Greek mercenaries in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq were described by one of their leaders, the Athenian historian and philosopher Xenophon. They were recruited at the end of the fifth century BC by a young Persian prince, Cyrus, who rose in revolt against his brother, the king of Persia. After Cyrus' death, the army was left stranded in the desert of Mesopotamia, a thousand miles from home. Their long march, across mountains and plateaux to the sight of 'The sea! The sea!', and back to the fringes of the Greek world, is the most exciting adventure story to survive from the ancient world. Xenophon's gripping narrative offers a unique insight into the character of a Greek army struggling to survive in an alien world. It is also the most sustained eyewitness account of the landscape of the vast and wealthy Persian empire. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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 Cyropaedia

Xenophon's Cyropaedia
  • Author : Deborah Levine Gera
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 348
  • 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.

Discovering Cyrus

Discovering Cyrus
  • Author : Reza Zarghamee
  • Publisher : Mage Pub
  • Pages : 735
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1933823380

Discovering Cyrus Book Review:

Some of the most fascinating human epochs lie in the borderlands between history and mystery. So it is with the life of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire in the sixth century B.C. By conquest or gentler means, he brought under his rule a dominion stretching from the Aegean Sea to the Hindu Kush and encompassing some tens of millions of people. All across this immense imperium, he earned support and stability by respecting local customs and religions, avoiding the brutal ways of tyranny, and efficiently administering the realm through provincial governors. The empire would last another two centuries, leaving an indelible Persian imprint on much of the ancient world. The Greek chronicler Xenophon, looking back from a distance of several generations, wrote: "Cyrus did indeed eclipse all other monarchs, before or since." The biblical prophet Second Isaiah anticipated Cyrus' repatriation of the Jews living in exile in Babylon by having the Lord say, "He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please." Despite what he achieved and bequeathed, much about Cyrus remains uncertain. Persians of his era had no great respect for the written word and kept no annals. The most complete accounts of his life were composed by Greeks. More fragmentary or tangential evidence takes many forms - among them, archaeological remains, administrative records in subject lands, and the always tricky stuff of legend. Given these challenges, Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World is a remarkable feat of portraiture. In his vast sweep, Reza S. Zarghamee draws on sources of every kind, painstakingly assembling detail, and always weighing evidence carefully where contradictions arise. He describes the background of the Persian people, the turbulence of the times, and the roots of Cyrus' policies. His account of the imperial era itself delves into religion, military methods, commerce, court life, and much else besides. The result is a living, breathing Cyrus standing atop a distant world that played a key role in shaping our own.

Xenophon's Prince

Xenophon's Prince
  • Author : Christopher Nadon
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 198
  • 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 : 544
  • Relase : 2016-12-22
  • ISBN : 9781107050068

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon Book Review:

This Companion, the first dedicated to the philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens, gives readers a sense of why he has held such a prominent place in literary and political culture from antiquity to the present and has been a favourite author of individuals as diverse as Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, and Leo Tolstoy. It also sets out the major problems and issues that are at stake in the study of his writings, while simultaneously pointing the way forward to newer methodologies, issues, and questions. Although Xenophon's historical, philosophical, and technical works are usually studied in isolation because they belong to different modern genres, the emphasis here is on themes that cut across his large and varied body of writings. This volume is accessible to students and general readers, including those previously unfamiliar with Xenophon, and will also be of interest to scholars in various fields.

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9780307906854

The Landmark Xenophon's Anabasis Book Review:

"This new translation of the ancient classic, which is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded, a fascinating tale of fraught and dangerous journey. The narrative tells of ten thousand Greek soldiers stranded deep in hostile Persia, their commander dead. Xenophon was appointed as one of their leaders, and he chronicled the harrowing journey as he led the marching republic north to the Black Sea. Supplements the text with detailed maps and annotations that place the work in historical context."--

The Persian Expedition

The Persian Expedition
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 1967
  • ISBN : PSU:000031850810

The Persian Expedition Book Review:

Cyropaedia

Cyropaedia
  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2018-01-02
  • ISBN : 9783732620982

Cyropaedia Book Review:

Reproduction of the original.

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great
  • Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Publisher : Turner
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1684424372

Cyrus the Great Book Review:

Cyrus the Great was one of the most influential figures in history- an enlightened ruler and brilliant general who created the Persian Empire, the largest empire known to man to that time. This concise and telling biography is the first for Cyrus and is especially relevant in the 2020 presidential election year.

Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature

Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature
  • Author : Koen De,Temmerman,Evert van Emde Boas
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 724
  • Relase : 2017-10-30
  • ISBN : 9789004356313

Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature Book Review:

This is the fourth volume in the series Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative. The book deals with the narratological concepts of character and characterization and explores the textual devices used for purposes of characterization by ancient Greek authors from Homer to Heliodorus.

Encyclopedia Iranica

Encyclopedia Iranica
  • Author : Ehsan Yarshater
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : 0710090900

Encyclopedia Iranica Book Review: