Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus [NOOK Book]

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The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a "partly fictional biography" of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The Latinized title Cyropaedia derives from Greek Kúrou paideía, 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...
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Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus

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Overview

The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a "partly fictional biography" of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The Latinized title Cyropaedia derives from Greek Kúrou paideía, 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014953801
  • Publisher: Philtre Libre
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,304,880
  • File size: 251 KB

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Xenophon (c. 430 – 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Cyrus the Great was a very interesting man. I learned alot from

    Cyrus the Great was a very interesting man. I learned alot from this book. Recommended.

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