Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus

XENOPHON (ca. 430 BC - 354 BC), translated by H. G. DAKYNS (1838 - 1911)

The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The title Cyropaedia derives from Greek, meaning "The Education of Cyrus". Aspects of it would become a model for medieval writers of the genre known as mirrors for princes. In turn it was a strong influence upon the most well-known but atypical of these, Machiavelli's The Prince, which was an important influence in the rejection of medieval political thinking, and the development of modern politics. However, unlike most "mirrors of princes", and like The Prince, whether or not the Cyropaedia was really intended to describe an ideal ruler is a subject of debate. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book I - Chapter 1 Larry Wilson
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Play 02 Book I - Chapter 2 Lynne T
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Play 03 Book I - Chapter 3 John Ottens
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Play 04 Book I - Chapter 4 Kane Mercer
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Play 05 Book I - Chapter 5 Kane Mercer
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Play 06 Book I - Chapter 6 Kane Mercer
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Play 07 Book II - Chapter 1 Peter Gardner
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Play 08 Book II - Chapter 2 Kane Mercer
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Play 09 Book II - Chapter 3 Lucy Perry
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Play 10 Book II - Chapter 4 Omar H. Eldahan
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Play 11 Book III - Chapter 1 Kane Mercer
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Play 12 Book III - Chapter 2 Kane Mercer
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Play 13 Book III - Chapter 3 Kane Mercer
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Play 14 Book IV - Chapter 1 John Martin
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Play 15 Book IV - Chapter 2 John Martin
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Play 16 Book IV - Chapter 3 John Martin
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Play 17 Book IV - Chapter 4 Lucy Perry
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Play 18 Book IV - Chapter 5 Anna Simon
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Play 19 Book IV - Chapter 6 Anna Simon
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Play 20 Book V - Chapter 1 Rosie Roberts
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Play 21 Book V - Chapter 2 Rosie Roberts
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Play 22 Book V - Chapter 3 Rosie Roberts
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Play 23 Book V - Chapter 4 Rosie Roberts
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Play 24 Book V - Chapter 5 Rosie Roberts
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Play 25 Book VI - Chapter 1 Kane Mercer
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Play 26 Book VI - Chapter 2 Kane Mercer
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Play 27 Book VI - Chapter 3 Kane Mercer
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Play 28 Book VI - Chapter 4 Kane Mercer
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Play 29 Book VII - Chapter 1 Emory
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Play 30 Book VII - Chapter 2 Emory
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Play 31 Book VII - Chapter 4 Emory
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Play 32 Book VII - Chapter 3 Emory
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Play 33 Book VII - Chapter 5 Emory
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Play 34 Book VIII - Chapter 1 Mark Chulsky
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Play 35 Book VIII - Chapter 2 Mark Chulsky
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Play 36 Book VIII - Chapter 3 Mark Chulsky
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Play 37 Book VIII - Chapter 4 Mark Chulsky
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Play 38 Book VIII - Chapter 5 Mark Chulsky
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Play 39 Book VIII - Chapter 6 Mark Chulsky
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Play 40 Book VIII - Chapter 7 J. McDougall
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Play 41 Book VII - Epilog J. McDougall
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