Xenophon's Cyropaedia (Oxford Classical Monographs Series): Style, Genre, and Literary Technique

Xenophon's Cyropaedia (Oxford Classical Monographs Series): Style, Genre, and Literary Technique

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by Deborah Levine Gera
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198144776

ISBN-13: 9780198144779

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is a literary study of the Cyropaedia, Xenophon's fictional account of Cyrus the Great and the founding of his empire. The Cyropaedia is a complex blend of various literary forms, and this book examines several of its literary genres. General discussions of the works of Xenophon's predecessors and contemporaries, in particular Herodotus,

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This book is a literary study of the Cyropaedia, Xenophon's fictional account of Cyrus the Great and the founding of his empire. The Cyropaedia is a complex blend of various literary forms, and this book examines several of its literary genres. General discussions of the works of Xenophon's predecessors and contemporaries, in particular Herodotus, Plato, and Ctesias, are combined with a detailed commentary on select passages.

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ISBN-13:
9780198144779
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
1An Introduction to the Cyropaedia
1Genre, Purpose, and Predecessors1
2Persian Sources13
3The Date of the Cyropaedia23
2Socrates in Persia
1Introduction26
2A Father Guides his Son: Cyr. 1. 650
3A Comparison of Constitutions: Cyr. 1. 3. 15-1873
4The Armenian King's Trial: Cyr. 3. 178
5Cyaxares the Mede: Cyr. 5. 5. 5-3798
6Exhortations and Silences: Cyr. 3. 3. 48-56109
7The Death of a Hero: Cyr. 8. 7115
3The Symposia of the Cyropaedia
1Introduction132
2Astyages' Feast: Cyr. 1. 3. 4-12154
3Cyrus' Officers at Mess: Cyr. 2. 2. 1-2. 3. 1160
4At Gobryas' Estate: Cyr. 5. 2. 5-22168
5Pheraulas and the Sacian: Cyr. 8. 3. 35-50173
6Banqueters in Babylon: Cyr. 8. 4. 1-27183
4Romance, Revenge, and Pathos: The Novellas of the Cyropaedia
1Introduction192
2Panthea: The Fairest Woman in Asia221
3Gobryas and Gadatas: Two Assyrian Defectors245
4Croesus: A Wise Monarch?265
5Xenophon and His Hero
1Cyrus as Hero: An Interim Summary280
2Cyrus in Babylon285
3The Ending of the Cyropaedia299
Bibliography301
Index Locorum315
General Index340

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