Who wrote Cyropaedia?

XenophonCyropaedia / Author

Who wrote about Cyrus?

In the 4th century BCE, Xenophon wrote a biography that framed Cyrus as the ideal ruler; Ctesias also wrote about Cyrus’s life in the 4th century, offering an account that diverges notably from Herodotus’s. Cyrus also appears briefly in the Bible as the ruler who freed the Jewish people from captivity in Babylonia.

What did Xenophon write about Cyrus the Great?

Xenophon’s Cyropaedia (“Education of Cyrus”) is a novel about Cyrus the Great, but it is also a tract on kingship and generalship addressed to the class of educated Greek commanders and would-be leaders. (In comparable fashion Isocrates offered advice on kingship to the semi-Hellenized rulers of…

Did Xenophon intend Cyropaedia to be history?

It is paradoxical that, despite disbelief in its historical reliability, the Cyropaedia has profoundly affected modern histori­ography on the Achaemenid empire. It is generally agreed that Xenophon did not intend Cyropaedia as history (cf. tr. Bizos, p. vi).

What is the meaning of Xenophon?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Xenophon (disambiguation). Xenophon of Athens (/ ˈzɛnəfən, – ˌfɒn /; Greek: Ξενοφῶν, Ancient Greek : [ksenopʰɔ̂ːn], Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC) was an Athenian -born military leader, philosopher, and historian.

Is Xenophon’s portrait of Cyrus valid?

Although doubts were already raised in antiquity about the historical validity of Xenophon’s portrait of Cyrus (cf. Cicero, Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem 1. 1. 23), the Cyropaedia has been widely read by sol­diers, politicians, and teachers, as well as by the educated general public (cf. Münscher).

Who is Xenophon of Athens?

The Greek military leader, philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens. Xenophon of Athens ( / ˈzɛnəfən, – fɒn /; Ancient Greek: Ξενοφῶν [ksenopʰɔ̂ːn]; c. 430 – 355/354 BC) was an Athenian military leader, philosopher, and historian.