This study focuses on the complex blend of literary genres to be found in the work, and combines general discussions of Xenophon's predecessors and contemporaries with a detailed commentary on selected passages.
Style, Genre, and Literary Technique
Author: Deborah Levine Gera
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
A literary analysis of the Cyropaedia, examining structure and content in order to demonstrate that its author was an able artist who mastered his subject with style and elegance.
Xenophon's aims and methods
Author: Bodil Due
Publisher: Aarhus Univ Pr
Author: Xenophon Atheniensis
Category: Greek literature
or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, or Grecian history. Literally translated from the Greek of Xenophon
Category: Greek literature
In 1906, a stilted English translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published. Now, a century later, a much more accessible edition of one of history's most extraordinary and successful leaders is emerging. Among his many achievements, this great leader of wisdom and virtue founded and extended the Persian Empire; conquered Babylon; freed 40,000 Jews from captivity; wrote mankind's first human rights charter; and ruled over those he had conquered with respect and benevolence. According to historian Will Durant, Cyrus the Great's military enemies knew that he was lenient, and they did not fight him with that desperate courage which men show when their only choice is "to kill or die." As a result the Iranians regarded him as "The Father," the Babylonians as "The Liberator," the Greeks as the "Law-Giver," and the Jews as the "Anointed of the Lord." By freshening the voice, style and diction of Cyrus, Larry Hedrick has created a more contemporary Cyrus. A new generation of readers, including business executives and managers, military officers, and government officials, can now learn about and benefit from Cyrus the Great's extraordinary achievements, which exceeded all other leaders' throughout antiquity.
The Arts of Leadership and War
Publisher: Truman Talley Books
"This study of an insufficiently appreciated classic brings out--as no earlier treatment known to me--the complex unity of the work. Nadon's many shrewd political observations and remarks, to which he is guided by the author's own indications, establish beyond question the subtlety and depth of Xenophon's political understanding. And the attention that Nadon pays to the transpolitical aspects of the work helps to introduce readers to the amazing resourcefulness of an author who, in versatility and gracefulness, was second to none of his great contemporaries."--Christopher Bruell, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, and author of On the Socratic Education: An Introduction to the Shorter Platonic Dialogues
Republic and Empire in the Cyropaedia
Author: Christopher Nadon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Political Science
Author: Xenophon Atheniensis
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Or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, Or Grecian History. Literally Translated from the Greek of Xenophon - Primary Source Edit
Author: John Selby Watson,Henry Dale,Xenophon
Publisher: Nabu Press
"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.
On The Education of Cyrus
Author: James Tatum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Andrew Michael Ramsay
With a Discourse on the Theology & Mythology of the Ancients
Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)
Category: Voyages, Imaginary