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Cyropaedia The Education of Cyrus

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ISBN-10: 1494409593

ISBN-13: 9781494409593

Edition: N/A

Authors: Xenophon, Henry Dakyns, F. Stawell

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Cyropaedia The Education of Cyrus By Xenophon Classic Greek Literature Greek Classics Brand New Edition Xenophon; c. 430 - 354 BC, son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Xenophon's birth date is uncertain, but most scholars agree that he was born around 430 BC near the city of Athens. Xenophon was born into the ranks of the upper classes, thus granting him access to…    
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List price: $12.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 12/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.188

Xenophon's life and personality is better known to us, perhaps, than that of any other Greek who lived before Alexander the Great. Much of his considerable output of historical writing and essays is frankly or implicitly autobiographical. He reveals himself as one of those many Athenians and other Greeks who turned to autocratic political models, including admiration of Persia, after the excesses of the Athenian democracy led to disaster in the Peloponnesian War. He also reveals himself as much more than a literary man and a critic of his times. A gentleman adventurer and something of a professional soldier, he followed in turn the philosopher Socrates, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger,…