Cyropaedia; The Education of Cyrus

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1531264611
Category: History
Page: 478
View: 4349
Xenophon was an ancient Greek historian, soldier, and student of Socrates. Xenophon was not considered a philosopher during his time but he is now often considered one. Xenophon’s writings cover many different genres and are still widely studied by students today. This edition of Cyropaedia; The Education of Cyrus includes a table of contents.


The Education of Cyrus
Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542792813
Page: 162
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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

Author: Xenophon,Wayne Ambler
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471400
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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Xenophon's masterpiece, The Education of Cyrus, is a work that was admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership. 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 translation 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.

Xenophon's Imperial Fiction

On The Education of Cyrus
Author: James Tatum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400860032
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 322
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"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.

Über die Reitkunst

Author: Xenophon,Richard Keller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783275017249
Category: Horsemanship
Page: 160
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Untersuchungen zu Xenophons Kyrupädie

Author: Christian Mueller-Goldingen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110932156
Category: History
Page: 324
View: 1105


Die Formung des griechischen Menschen
Author: Werner Jaeger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110842297
Category: History
Page: 1398
View: 9515

Die Schönen sind noch nicht geboren

Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783872948335
Page: 216
View: 756

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

A Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693914
Category: History
Page: 722
View: 1751
This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE. • Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE • Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history

Xenophons Staats-und Gesellschaftsideal und seine Zeit

Author: Erwin Scharr
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 9783487405742
Category: Political science
Page: 321
View: 9887

Der Euagoras des Isokrates

ein Kommentar
Author: Evangelos Alexiou
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110229889
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 238
View: 1504
Die heutige Forschung findet allmhlich einen neuen Zugang zu Isokrates, dem griechischen Redner des 4. Jh. v. Chr., der dem 19. und teilweise dem 20. Jh. aufgrund von platonischem Einfluss eher fremd geblieben war. Der isokratische Euagoras, ein Enkomion auf den kyprischen Knig Euagoras I., bte einen entscheidenden Einfluss bei der Etablierung und Entwicklung des Prosa-Enkomions aus. Die vorliegende Arbeit ist die erste moderne kommentierte Edition des isokratischen Euagoras. Das Buch bietet eine ausfhrliche Einleitung, den griechischen Text und einen interpretierenden Kommentar.

The Revived Roman Empire and the European Union: Pathway to the Seventieth Week of Daniel’s Prophecy

Author: Gerald Miller
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1456082477
Category: Religion
Page: 174
View: 8176
The Revived Roman Empire and the European Union is a brief look at ancient history, present day events of the existing European Union vs, America, and prophecy of things to come. It leads the reader from Daniel's prophecy of the four great empires that appeared before the time of Christ, to the events of the modern day world we now live in, the expansion of the European Union, and beyond. This book shows the accuracy of Daniel's prophecies of time from the first to the sixty-nine week period spoken of before the Son of Man would appear on earth. It also speaks of the Seventieth Week of Daniel's prophecy concerning the rapture of the church and the following Tribulation Period, its events, and what lay beyond the tribulation period. It is a must read for every Christian and a highly interesting read for every non-Christian.

Xenophon's Anabasis, Or The Expedition of Cyrus

Author: Michael A. Flower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195188683
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
View: 730
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.

Techne und Paideia bei Xenophon und Isokrates

Author: Hartmut Wilms
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 347
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Sokrates bei Xenophon

Author: Olga Chernyakhovskaya
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 382336863X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 292
View: 3413
Das Buch bietet eine systematische Untersuchung der Ansichten des Sokrates bei Xenophon. Die so genannten sokratischen Schriften Xenophons werden als autonome intellektuelle Ereignisse ernst genommen und analysiert. So gibt die Arbeit nicht nur eine umfassende Darstellung des Xenophontischen Sokrates, wie sie bisher noch nicht zu finden ist, sondern sie stellt auch eine solide Ausgangsposition für einen vertiefteren Vergleich zwischen dem Xenophontischen und dem Platonischen Denken zur Verfügung.

Orient Oder ROM

Beiträge Zur Geschichte Der Spätantiken Und Frühchristlichen Kunst
Author: Josef Strzygowski
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270188592
Page: 186
View: 1539
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Geschichte Mittelasiens im Altertum

Author: Franz Altheim,Ruth Stiehl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110865475
Category: History
Page: 821
View: 5264

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030848
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1184
View: 9646
The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.