Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus


Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041261296
Category: Fiction
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Kyrupädie


Author: Xenophon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Cyropaedia

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

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

A Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693914
Category: History
Page: 722
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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

Untersuchungen zu Xenophons Kyrupädie


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

The Oxford Companion to English Literature


Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030848
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1184
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History


Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208821
Category: History
Page: 432
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This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and economic issues of that era. The ancient period begins with chapters considering the anthropological evidence of the prehistoric era, through to the early settled civilizations of the Iranian plateau, and continuing to the rise of the ancient Persian empires. The medieval section first considers the Arab-Muslim conquest of the seventh century, and then moves on to discuss the growing Turkish influence filtering in from Central Asia beginning in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The last third of the book covers Iran in the modern era by considering the rise of the Safavid state and its accompanying policy of centralization, the introduction of Shi'ism, the problems of reform and modernization in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, and the revolution of 1978-79 and its aftermath. The book is a collaborative exercise among scholars specializing in a variety of sub-fields, and across a number of disciplines, including history, art history, classics, literature, politics, and linguistics. Here, readers can find a reliable and accessible narrative that can serve as an authoritative guide to the field of Iranian studies.

Paideia


Author: Werner Jaeger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110038002
Category: Education, Greek
Page: 1398
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The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon


Author: Michael A. Flower
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107050065
Category: History
Page: 544
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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.

Die Schönen sind noch nicht geboren


Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783872948335
Category:
Page: 216
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Xenophon: Cyropaedia


Author: Xenophon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 399
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Intellectual Manhood

University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South
Author: Timothy J. Williams
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618400
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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In this in-depth and detailed history, Timothy J. Williams reveals that antebellum southern higher education did more than train future secessionists and proslavery ideologues. It also fostered a growing world of intellectualism flexible enough to marry the era's middle-class value system to the honor-bound worldview of the southern gentry. By focusing on the students' perspective and drawing from a rich trove of their letters, diaries, essays, speeches, and memoirs, Williams narrates the under examined story of education and manhood at the University of North Carolina, the nation's first public university. Every aspect of student life is considered, from the formal classroom and the vibrant curriculum of private literary societies to students' personal relationships with each other, their families, young women, and college slaves. In each of these areas, Williams sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual history of young southern men, and in the process dispels commonly held misunderstandings of southern history. Williams's fresh perspective reveals that students of this era produced a distinctly southern form of intellectual masculinity and maturity that laid the foundation for the formulation of the post–Civil War South.

Delphi Complete Works of Xenophon (Illustrated)


Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496952
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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Celebrated for his stirring historical accounts and insightful philosophical treatises, Xenophon’s works have enlightened readers across the world for almost two and a half thousand years. For the first time in digital publishing history, readers can now own the complete works of Xenophon in English and the original Greek. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works with beautiful illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Xenophon’s life and works * Features the complete works of Xenophon, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the historical and philosophical works * Includes all the translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Xenophon’s works * All texts are provided with chapter and section numbers – ideal for students * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Xenophon’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes the Pseudo-Xenophon rare work CONSTITUTION OF ATHENS, first time in digital print * Features two bonus biographies, including Diogenes Laërtius’ original biography – discover Xenophon’s ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com for more details and to learn more about our exciting range of titles CONTENTS: Historical works ANABASIS CYROPAEDIA HELLENICA AGESILAUS Socratic Works MEMORABILIA OECONOMICUS SYMPOSIUM APOLOGY Minor Treatises ON HORSEMANSHIP ON THE CAVALRY GENERAL ON HUNTING HIERO WAYS AND MEANS CONSTITUTION OF THE LACEDAEMONIANS CONSTITUTION OF THE ATHENIANS The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies LIFE OF XENOPHON by Diogenes Laërtius BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF XENOPHON by Edward Spelman Please visit www.delphiclassics.com for more details and to learn more about our exciting range of titles

A new Cyropaedia, or, The travels of Cyrus

with a discourse on the theology & mythology of the ancients
Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Voyages, Imaginary
Page: 544
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