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Author: XenophonPublisher: Ginn & Co.­Year published: 1890Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: grc3 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: XenophonYear published: 1857Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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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 . . .

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Xenophon was a Greek who admired and studied with Socrates. He marched with the Spartans and later was exiled from Athens. He wrote about the history of his times, the sayings of Socrates and about life in Greece. The Economist records a discussion between Critobulus and Socrates in which they discuss profitable estate management. Xenophon also recounts a lengthy discussion Socrates had with Ischomachus on the same subject.

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Author: XenophonPublisher: Charles DeSilver and SonsYear published: 1859Book contributor: New York Public LibraryLanguage: grc1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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