Discovering Cyrus

The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World
Author: Reza Zarghamee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933823935
Page: 728
View: 4514
Some of the most fascinating human epochs lie in the borderlands between history and mystery. So it is with the life of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire in the sixth century bce. By conquest or gentler means, he brought under his rule a dominion stretching from the Aegean Sea to the Hindu Kush and encompassing some tens of millions of people. All across this immense imperium, he earned support and stability by respecting local customs and religions, avoiding the brutal ways of tyranny, and efficiently administering the realm through provincial governors. The empire would last another two centuries, leaving an indelible Persian imprint on much of the ancient world. The Greek chronicler Xenophon, looking back from a distance of several generations, wrote: "Cyrus did indeed eclipse all other monarchs, before or since." The vision of the biblical prophet known as Second Isaiah anticipates Cyrus' repatriation of Jews living in exile in Babylon with these words of the Lord: "He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please." Despite what he achieved and bequeathed, much about Cyrus remains uncertain. Persians of his era had no great respect for the written word and kept no annals. The most complete accounts of his life were composed by Greeks. More fragmentary or tangential evidence takes many forms - among them, archaeological remains, administrative records in subject lands, and the always tricky stuff of legend. Given these challenges, Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World is a remarkable feat of portraiture. In his vast sweep, Reza Zarghamee draws on sources of every kind, painstakingly assembling detail, and always weighing evidence carefully where contradictions arise. He describes the background of the Persian people, the turbulence of the times, and the roots of Cyrus' policies. His account of the imperial era itself delves into religion, military methods, commerce, court life, and much else besides. The result is a living, breathing Cyrus standing atop a distant world that played a key role in shaping our own.

Cyrus the Great

Author: Jacob Abbott
Publisher: N.A
Page: 289
View: 2118

I am Cyrus: The Story of the Real Prince of Persia

Author: N.A
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643191
Page: N.A
View: 4911

Live Life Or Die Trying

Discover the Secret to Living
Author: Cyrus Rod
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781478737339
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 6492
Have you ever asked yourself, what can i do that will make me happy all of my life? You are not alone. You being happy all your life is what actually i describe as living; because God intended life to be lived. However, happiness should never be pursued but it is something that should come as a result of you discovering meaning in life. From time immemorial men and women have given themselves to huge projects, self indulgence, pursuit of dreams and so much more all in the name of search for living. No matter the achievements, they have always discovered that true living keeps evading them. This first happened to King Solomon the wisest and richest man who ever lived. After having pursued and achieved everything he ever dreamt, he concluded that it was all emptiness, a chasing after the wind. He never found living or lasting happiness in all those achievements. In this book i share the secret to living and lasting happiness, instead of dying trying just like Solomon was and many are today. Have you come to that point where you feel like life has hurt you so bad? Do you hate it? Do you feel like there is a diminishing return of pleasure for all the efforts you have done to live life? Do you feel life is unfair? Is everything hopeless and you feel like giving in to despair makes more sense? Then this book is right for you. By the time you finish the reading, you will not only start loving and living life, but happiness will ensue and it will last. "Life can never be lived and fully enjoyed until we quit trying to own it." Cyrus Rod.

Lenny Cyrus, School Virus

Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547893167
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9603
It seemed so logical at first. Fourteen-year-old Lenny Cyrus had loved Zooey Andrews since third grade. All the boy genius needed to do to win her heart, surely, was shrink down to the size of an amoeba, ooze into a gelatin capsule, and have his friend Harlan slip it (him!) into Zooey’s Diet Coke. Told in three voices, this fantastical middle grade novel takes Lenny deep into Zooey’s loud, splashing innards, where a talking astrovirus named Astro has a bad attitude about white blood cells (“self-righteous pus-bags”) and aromatic hormones disco dance. The question is, will Lenny and Zooey survive his crazy experiment in nanotechnology?

Discovering Requirements

How to Specify Products and Services
Author: Ian F. Alexander,Ljerka Beus-Dukic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470714255
Category: Computers
Page: 480
View: 3397
"This book is not only of practical value. It's also a lot of fun to read." Michael Jackson, The Open University. Do you need to know how to create good requirements? Discovering Requirements offers a set of simple, robust, and effective cognitive tools for building requirements. Using worked examples throughout the text, it shows you how to develop an understanding of any problem, leading to questions such as: What are you trying to achieve? Who is involved, and how? What do those people want? Do they agree? How do you envisage this working? What could go wrong? Why are you making these decisions? What are you assuming? The established author team of Ian Alexander and Ljerka Beus-Dukic answer these and related questions, using a set of complementary techniques, including stakeholder analysis, goal modelling, context modelling, storytelling and scenario modelling, identifying risks and threats, describing rationales, defining terms in a project dictionary, and prioritizing. This easy to read guide is full of carefully-checked tips and tricks. Illustrated with worked examples, checklists, summaries, keywords and exercises, this book will encourage you to move closer to the real problems you're trying to solve. Guest boxes from other experts give you additional hints for your projects. Invaluable for anyone specifying requirements including IT practitioners, engineers, developers, business analysts, test engineers, configuration managers, quality engineers and project managers. A practical sourcebook for lecturers as well as students studying software engineering who want to learn about requirements work in industry. Once you've read this book you will be ready to create good requirements!

River of Darkness

Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
Author: Buddy Levy
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553807501
Category: History
Page: 324
View: 5365
Chronicles the efforts of conquistador Francisco Orellana, a lieutenant of Gonzalo Pizarro, to locate the fabled El Dorado, tracing how Orellana became the first European to discover and navigate the Amazon.

The Cyrus Cylinder

The Great Persian Edict from Babylon
Author: Irving Finkel
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857733494
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 8864
Some historical artefacts are destined forever to alter how the ancient world is perceived. The unearthing in today’s Iraq (in 1879) of a clay cylinder-shaped decree from Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, stands in the same tradition of game-changing discoveries from antiquity as Hammurabi’s famous law code or the intact tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. For the Cyrus Cylinder contains in microcosm the whole history of its period. Inscribed with an account of the conquest of Babylon in 539 BCE by the Persian King, it records an event which launched one of the greatest imperial adventures in history. It describes Cyrus’ capture and deposition of Nabonidus, last native Babylonian ruler (represented by the Cylinder text as an oppressor of his own people) and proclaims the Persian as a liberator. His annexation of Babylon was to become the platform upon which the Achaemenid military machine built its later vast imperium. But the Cylinder is more than an ancient exercise in propaganda. It has also been called the world’s first declaration of human rights, setting out the decree by which Cyrus freed the Jews from captivity in Babylon. This important volume is the first to discuss the Cylinder and its remarkable history.

A History of Persia

Author: Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: N.A
View: 9248

Off the Radar

A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest
Author: Cyrus Copeland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 3060
A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court. As a young boy living in Tehran in 1979, Cyrus Copeland—child of an American father and Iranian mother—never dreamed that his dad, an employee of Westinghouse, would be in danger for his life. That is, until the moment his father was arrested on espionage charges and put on trial in a Revolutionary Court. Almost simultaneously, more than fifty other Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy by Islamist militants, an event that has recently captivated the world again with the success of the book and film Argo. With the hostage crisis receiving most of the attention from the media and White House, it was largely left to Copeland’s mother and family to negotiate his father’s reprieve from the firing squad. Now, more than thirty years later, Copeland sets out to find the truth about his father and his role in the Iranian hostage crisis. Was he in fact an intelligence operative—a weapons-system expert—caught red-handed by the Iranian regime, or was he innocent all along? Part mystery, part reportage, and part detective work, Copeland’s brilliantly original family epic is a powerful memoir and adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Discovering the Word of Wisdom

Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective
Author: Jane Birch
Publisher: Fresh Awakenings
ISBN: 1493684965
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 234
View: 5526
This book is a lively exploration of the amazing revelation known to Mormons as the “Word of Wisdom.” It counsels us how and what we should eat to reach our highest potential, both physically and spiritually. New and surprising insights are presented through the perspective of what has been proven to be the healthiest human diet, a way of eating supported both by history and by science: a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet. WFPB vegetarian diets have been scientifically proven to both prevent and cure chronic disease, help you achieve your maximum physical potential, and make it easy to reach and maintain your ideal weight. In this book, you’ll find the stories of dozens of people who are enjoying the blessings of following a Word of Wisdom diet, and you’ll get concrete advice on how to get started! You will discover: What we should and should not eat to enjoy maximum physical health. How food is intimately connected to our spiritual well being. Why Latter-day Saints are succumbing to the same chronic diseases as the rest of the population, despite not smoking, drinking, or doing drugs. How the Word of Wisdom was designed specifically for our day. How you can receive the “hidden treasures” and other blessings promised in the Word of Wisdom. Why eating the foods God has ordained for our use is better not just for our bodies, but for the animals and for the earth. You may think you know what the Word of Wisdom says, but you’ll be amazed at what you have missed. Learn why Mormons all over the world are “waking up” to the Word of Wisdom!

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880820X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 2725
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?


A Persian Life
Author: Richard Stoneman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300216041
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 8090
Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a byword for courage, while the failure of Xerxes’ expedition has overshadowed all the other achievements of his twenty-two-year reign. In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by later Greek writers and by the propaganda of Alexander the Great. Stoneman draws on the latest research in Achaemenid studies and archaeology to present the ruler from the Persian perspective. This illuminating volume does not whitewash Xerxes’ failings but sets against them such triumphs as the architectural splendor of Persepolis and a consideration of Xerxes’ religious commitments. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of a man who ruled a vast and multicultural empire which the Greek communities of the West saw as the antithesis of their own values.

Cyrus the Great

An Ancient Iranian King
Author: Tūraǧ Daryāyī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985498115
Page: 98
View: 6768
Cyrus is among the most impressive characters in the ancient world. From the Old Testament to Xenophon's Cyropaedia, ancient texts have made him to an example of tolerance and just kingship. Hailing from a small principality in southwest Iran, he rapidly rose to power, creating a world empire. The five articles included here, along with the English and the Persian translation of his cylinder, provide a scholarly and readable exposition of one of the great figures of antiquity. Cyrus the Great's political career, monuments, religious practices and literary remains are all discussed in this concise and informative book.

The Avion My Uncle Flew

Author: Cyrus Fisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504012135
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 249
View: 5255
A Newbery Honor Book: Spending the summer in a dull French village is not what Johnny had in mind . . . but soon he’s hot on the trail of a Nazi spy! When twelve-and-a-half-year-old Johnny Littlehorn’s dad returns from the front lines and announces they’re spending the summer in France, Johnny is appalled. He doesn’t understand why they’re going to France when they could stay home at their Wyoming ranch instead. But that’s before he discovers an old German pistol hidden in a loaf of bread. When Johnny arrives, he finds the village of Saint-Chamant anything but boring. With the help of his new friends Suzanne and Charles, Johnny follows a winding trail that leads to a fugitive spy and a stolen fortune. Before long, he’s learning French, helping his oncle Paul build a real airplane, and unraveling an evil Nazi plot!

Discovering Your Amazing Marriage

Author: Jason Coleman,Debby Coleman
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 0984196536
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 173
View: 4462
Re-ignite the romance, love, and sacred vows in your marriage today!

Redressing Institutional Abuse of Children

Author: K. Daly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414359
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 3585
Winner of the Christine M. Alder Book Prize in 2015 from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Historical abuse of children is a worldwide phenomenon. This book assesses the enablers of abuse and the reasons it took so long for officials to respond. It analyzes redress for institutional abuse in two countries, Canada and Australia, using first-hand accounts of survivors' experiences.

History's Forgotten Father: Cyrus the Great

Author: Cameron Shamsabad
ISBN: 9781326055929
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 3743
The history of Cyrus the Great, a forgotten father of Human History. Cyrus born in 576BC built the Achaemenid Empire of Persians based around efficiency and wealth as well as the best organised military on earth. Beyond this, he used all his power to create a state that based its administrative actions around upholding Cyrus's beliefs to which were based around his own vision of what the world should look like. Instituting Multiculturalism, freedom of movement, equality and abolition of slavery as apart of a new concept he created to which we refer to today as 'Human Rights'. Cyrus on the battlefield was a military genius, destroying three of the most powerful empires of the near east and absorbing them into his own. History's Forgotten Father: Cyrus the Great, reassesses mainstream history and perceptions and challenges them. Author Cameron Shamsabad finished this, his first work at just 17- inspired by the great deeds of Cyrus. History's Forgotten father shall be remembered!


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Revelen Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 539
View: 2618
The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. After an ambush in the human capital of Reikonos deprives Cyrus Davidon of his beloved sword, Praelior, he and Sanctuary find themselves surrounded once more by countless enemies, including their old allies in the guild of Goliath. As the chaos rises, and their foes close in, Cyrus and his guildmates are once more left fighting for their own survival against all the world – an impossible battle, and one they are unlikely to win.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440631320
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 6488
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.