Cyropaedia

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Written in the early fourth century BCE by a gentleman and soldier from Athens, "Cyropaedia" is an account of Cyrus the Great that escapes a simple genre placement. It is a sort of historical, political, biographical, fictional romance, encapsulating the sweeping type of narrative characteristic of Xenophon's works. The overall portrait of Cyrus is artistic, offering glimpses of this huge figure's character. Organized into eight books, the entire life of Cyrus the Great is told, from his descent and education to ...
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Written in the early fourth century BCE by a gentleman and soldier from Athens, "Cyropaedia" is an account of Cyrus the Great that escapes a simple genre placement. It is a sort of historical, political, biographical, fictional romance, encapsulating the sweeping type of narrative characteristic of Xenophon's works. The overall portrait of Cyrus is artistic, offering glimpses of this huge figure's character. Organized into eight books, the entire life of Cyrus the Great is told, from his descent and education to his stay in the Median court, and eventually his own kingship and monarchical views. Considered an important piece of literature by many historical figures, from Edmund Spenser to the Founding Fathers, "Cyropaedia" is an ancient text that contains a timeless relevance.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781420933635
  • Publisher: Neeland Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,330,857
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Xenophon (Greek: Ξενοφῶν, Xenophōn; 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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to blow the nose, or any such matter; and these things could not possibly be unless they used a very temperate diet, and spent the moisture by exercise, making it pass some other way. These things I had to say concerning the Persians m general. I will now relate the actions of Cyrus, on whose account this discourse was undertaken, beginning from his being a boy. III. Cyrus, till twelve years of age, or little more, ,vas educated under this discipline, and appeared to excel all his equals, both in his quick learning of what was proper, and in his performing every thing in a handsome and in a manly way. At that time Asty- ages sent for his daughter and her son; for he was desirous to see him, having heard that he was an excellent and lovely child. Mandane, therefore, came to her father, and brought her son with her. As soon as they arrived, and Cyrus knew Astyages to be his mother's father, he instantly, as being a boy of great good-nature, embraced him, just as if he had been bred under him, and had long had an affection for him: and observing him set out and adorned, with his eyes and complexion painted, and with false hair, things that are allowed among the Medes (for the purple coat, the rich habit called candys, collars about the neck, and bracelets about the hands, all belonging to the Medes ; but among the inhabitants of Persia, even at this day, their habits are much coarser, and their diet much plainer) observing this dress of his grandfather, and looking at him, he said, " O mother, how handsome is my grandfather!" And his mother then asking him which he thought the handsomer, either his father or his grandfather, Cyrus answered, " Of the Persians, mother, my father ismuch the handsomest; and of all the Medes that I have seen, either on the road or within the city, ...
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