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Author Xenophon

Title Xenophon's Cyrus the Great : the arts of leadership and war / editor, Larry Hedrick
Edition 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
Published New York : St. Martin's Griffin ; [Godalming] : [Melia, distributor], 2007, ©2006


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Description xx, 297 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction / by Larry Hedrick -- Boldness at the beginning -- Advice fit for royalty -- Rules to compete by -- Seize the day -- Swelling the ranks -- Spurs to speed -- Hearts joined as one -- Shifting the balance -- Straight on to success -- The kindness of friends -- Mastering the ego -- To change the world -- The clash of arms -- On the wings of victory -- The temptations of success -- When harmony reigns -- Leadership and cunning -- The wisdom of the ages
Summary Twenty-five hundred years ago Cyrus, a great Persian leader of wisdom and virtue, created the Persian Empire, conquered Babylon, freed forty thousand Jews from captivity, wrote mankind's first human rights charter, and ruled over those he had defeated with respect and benevolence. The Iranians came to regard Cyrus as "The Father," the Babylonians as "The Liberator," and the Jews as "The Anointed of the Lord." The Greeks called him "The Law Giver," and a century after Cyrus's death, an admiring Xenophon of Athens wrote an epic account of Cyrus's many leadership principles at war and at peace. By freshening the voice and style that Xenophon ascribed to Cyrus, [the author] has fashioned a more intimate Cyrus. A new generation of readers, including executives, managers, and military officers, can now learn from Cyrus's leaderships and wisdom in Xenophon's narrative.--Back cover of book
Notes Based on the 1906 English translation of Henry Graham Dakyns
Originally published: New York: St. Martin's, 2006
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Subject Cyrus, the Great, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C. -- Fiction
Iran -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Hedrick, Larry
ISBN 9780312364694
Other Titles Cyropaedia. Selections. English
Cyrus the Great