Discovering Cyrus

The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World
Author: Reza Zarghamee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933823935
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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.

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Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: N.A
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Focus On: 100 Most Popular RCA Records Artists


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The Wycliffe Bible Commentary


Author: Charles F. Pfeiffer,Everett F. Harrison
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575677164
Category: Religion
Page: 1534
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You love God. You long to know Him more intimately, to see Him face to face. Now is the time to dig deeper into the Scriptures, to see the Bible come alive for you: chapter by chapter, sentence by sentence, word by word. Written by forty-eight leading Bible scholars, this powerful handbook walks you through the entire text of the Old and New Testaments (primarily in the KJV). From the majestic Genesis account of all the Creator brought into being to Christ's words at the end of Revelation ('Yea, I come quickly...'), you'll find insights to help you wrap your heart and mind around God's Word in the pages of The Wycliffe Bible Commentary. INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL: Commentary on Romans from The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael Vanlaningham, professor of New Testament at Moody Bible Institute, introduces Romans and then takes you through it verse-by-verse. Known as Paul's most thorough treatment on Christian doctrine, Romans explores sin, faith, and God's redemptive purposes for the world in Jesus. Familiarity with this famous letter is indispensable for growth and maturity in your Christian faith.

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Author: Wikipedia contributors
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ISBN: N.A
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Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia
Author: Sara E. Phang,Iain Spence Ph.D.,Douglas Kelly Ph.D.,Peter Londey Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690206
Category: History
Page: 1421
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The complex role warfare played in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations is examined through coverage of key wars and battles; important leaders, armies, organizations, and weapons; and other noteworthy aspects of conflict. • Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of conflict in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds that relates warfare to society, politics, economy, and culture • Examines major wars and other key conflicts; important generals and leaders; and Greek and Roman political, military, social, and cultural institutions • Presents ancillary information, including maps and illustrations; a topically arranged bibliography; sourcebooks of primary sources in translation; and lists of the most interesting "sound bites" attributed to Greek and Roman leaders in ancient times

The Travels of Cyrus


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology
Page: 473
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The Theatrical Observer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
Page: N.A
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Greek literature


Author: Paul Lachlan MacKendrick,Herbert Marshall Howe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical literature
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Classics in translation


Author: Paul Lachlan MacKendrick,Herbert Marshall Howe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
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Mrs. Delany


Author: John St. Clair Muriel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 308
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Discovering the Nanoscale


Author: Davis Baird,Alfred Nordmann,Joachim Schummer
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586034672
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 321
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Science and engineering, industry and politics, environmentalists and transhumanists are Discovering the Nanoscale. Policy makers are demanding explicit consideration of ethical, legal and social aspects, and popular books are explaining the achievements and promises of nanoscience. It may therefore seem surprising that this is the first collection of studies that considers nanoscience and nanotechnologies from the critical perspective of Science and Technology Studies (STS). However, when one appreciates that such a critical perspective needs to be historically informed it often involves intimate acquaintance with the research process. Accordingly, this book on the historical, analytical, and ethical study of nanoscience and -technology has come together in a period of several years. Though it presents only first results, these results for the most part stem from sustained investigations of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and of the contexts that are shaping their development. Nanoscience and technologies are developing very quickly, and for this reason, both pose a challenge to the more reflective approach commonly taken by science studies, while at the same time requiring the perspective provided by science studies scholars. Many are convinced that nothing meaningful can be said about the social and ethical implications of nanotechnologies at this early stage, but one can already see what programmatic attitudes go into nanoscale research, what metaphors are shaping it, and what conception of nature is implicit in its vision. It is also often assumed that in order to consider all aspects of nanotechnologies it is sufficient to know a bit of the science and to have some ethical intuitions. This collection of papers establishes that one also needs to appreciate nanoscale research and development in the larger context of the changing relations of science, technology, and society.

Historical Parallels, vol 1 (of 3)


Author: Arthur Thomas Malkin
Publisher: CHARLES KNIGHT & Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 120
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Example in this ebook Works of history may be divided into two great classes: those which select a single action or a detached period for their subject; and those which follow a nation through the whole or a large portion of its existence; and which, embracing a number of such subjects, compensate for giving less minute and accurate information upon each, by explaining their relation, and the influence which they have exerted upon each other. To the former belong Thucydides, Xenophon, and Cæsar; to the latter Diodorus and Livy: or, in English literature, we may take Clarendon and Hume respectively as the representatives of these divisions. It is obvious that the method of treating themes so different in character, must also be essentially different; that for an historian of the latter class to aim at the particularity which we expect in the former, would involve something of the same absurdity as if a landscape painter were to give to an extended horizon the distinctness and detail which are proper to his foregrounds or to a closely bounded scene. If our curiosity is not satisfied by a comprehensive view, the remedy is to be found by multiplying pictures of its most striking parts, not by introducing into one canvas a multitude of objects which must fatigue and confuse the mind, and obscure those leading features which ought to stand out in prominent relief. Any one who wished to become acquainted with the nature and characteristics of a country, which he could not survey personally, would neither confine his inspection to bird’s–eye and panoramic views, nor content himself with a series of detached paintings, though representing separately whatever was most worthy of observation: in the one case his ideas, though perhaps correct, would necessarily be slight and superficial; in the other, his knowledge of the parts would never enable him to form an accurate judgment of the whole. Valuable, therefore, as is the assistance of those authors who have devoted their talents and learning to epitomizing and rendering accessible the story of past ages, it is far from desirable that we should content ourselves with a blind trust in them, without checking their assertions, and filling up their sketches by a more detailed knowledge than it is possible for them to communicate. To apply these observations to the present work, the History of Greece contained in the Library of Useful Knowledge necessarily gives a very short account of many things which deserve to be known in detail, both on account of their historical notoriety and for the intrinsic value which they possess as striking examples of human power, passion, and suffering. Much of the excessive commendation which has been bestowed upon ancient virtue and patriotism ought probably to be attributed to the eager interest naturally excited by the revival of learning and the peculiar circumstances under which it took place. The discovery of the works of the most celebrated writers of antiquity, whose names at least had not been forgotten, must at any time have produced much curiosity and excitement: and peculiarly so when modern literature did not yet possess many names to divide the palm of genius with them. To be continue in this ebook

The Travels of Cyrus

To which is Annexed, a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans
Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael),Nicolas Fréret
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mythology
Page: 404
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Origines Gentium Antiquissimae Or Attempts for Discovering the Times of the First Planting of Nations


Author: Richard Cumberland (Archevêque de Peterborough)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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A History and Description of Modern Wines


Author: Cyrus Redding
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 423
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The Travels of Cyrus, 1

To which is Annexed a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans
Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 153
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Anabasis Kyrou Xenophōntos, or, The expedition of Cyrus into Persia and the retreat of the ten thousand Greeks


Author: Xenophon,N. S. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Greece
Page: 549
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The travels of Cyrus with a discourse upon the theology and mythology of the pagans


Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 408
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The Travels of Cyrus to Wich is Annexed a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mytology of the Pagans


Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
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