Xenophon s Cyrus the Great

In 1906, a stilted English translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published.

Xenophon s Cyrus the Great

Xenophon s Cyrus the Great

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.

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Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Xenophon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-01 - Publisher: Truman Talley Books

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
Xenophon's Cyrus the Great
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Xenophon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-03 - Publisher: Macmillan

A modern, accessible translation of the ancient Athenian's account of Cyrus the Great's military campaign discusses his founding of the Persian empire, rescue of some 40,000 Jewish captives, and benevolent leadership style that won the respect of his enemies, in a volume that also reveals how today's business and government
The Education of Cyrus
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Xenophon
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-04 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Xenophon's masterpiece The Education of Cyrus—a work admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership—is at last available in a new English translation for a new century. Also known as the Cyropaedia, this philosophical novel is loosely based on the accomplishments of Cyrus the Great, founder of the vast Persian
The Anabasis of Cyrus
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Xenophon
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-23 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

One of the foundational works of military history and political philosophy, and an inspiration for Alexander the Great, The Anabasis of Cyrus recounts the epic story of the Ten Thousand, a band of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger to overthrow his brother, Artaxerxes, king of Persia and the
The Expedition of Cyrus
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Xenophon,, Robin Waterfield, Tim Rood
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Expedition of Cyrus tells the story of the march of the Ten Thousand. The exploits of this famous army of Greek mercenaries in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq were described by one of their leaders, the Athenian historian and philosopher Xenophon. Their long march, across mountains and plateaux to

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