Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus by Xenophon

By Xenophon

Xenophon (431-355 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, was once a soldier, mercenary and an admirer of Socrates. he's recognized for his writings at the heritage of his personal instances, the sayings of Socrates, and the lifetime of Greece. He participated within the day trip led by way of Cyrus the more youthful opposed to his older brother, the emperor Artaxerxes II of Persia, in 401 BC. His checklist of the whole excursion opposed to the Persians and the adventure domestic used to be titled Anabasis (The excursion or The March Up Country). He was once later exiled from Athens, probably simply because he fought less than the Spartan king Agesilaus opposed to Athens at Coronea. The Spartans gave him estate at Scillus, close to Olympia in Elis, the place he composed the Anabasis. His writings are frequently learn by means of starting scholars of the Greek language. His Hellenica is a massive basic resource for occasions in Greece from 411 to 362 BC, and his Socratic writings, preserved whole, are the single surviving representatives of the style of Sokratikoi logoi except the dialogues of Plato.

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Said Cyrus, to win the affection of there is nothing, I take it, of greater surely the path to follow lies open to all who desire the love of their friends. " " We Yes, my child, but to do good really at all seasons to those we wish to help is not always possible: only one way is ever open, and that is the way of sympathy; to rejoice with the happy in the day of good things, to share their sorrow when ill befalls them, to lend that Book I. The Young General 41 a hand in all their difficulties, to fear disaster for them, and guard against it by foresight these, rather than actual comradeship.

You " that the best would have me understand/' said Cyrus, obedience is to be thought wiser than those way to secure we rule? " " And what is the quickest way/' asked Cyrus, " to " win that reputation? " None quicker, my lad, than this: wherever you wish Examine as many cases as you like, to seem wise, be wise. and you will find that what I say is true. If you wished to a bribe to his C. 6 accepts own be thought a good farmer, a good horseman, a good physician, a good flute-player, or anything else whatever, without really being so, just imagine what a world of devices you would need to invent, merely to keep up the outward show!

For no man The Education 40 of Cyrus " 22. " You " that the best would have me understand/' said Cyrus, obedience is to be thought wiser than those way to secure we rule? " " And what is the quickest way/' asked Cyrus, " to " win that reputation? " None quicker, my lad, than this: wherever you wish Examine as many cases as you like, to seem wise, be wise. and you will find that what I say is true. If you wished to a bribe to his C. 6 accepts own be thought a good farmer, a good horseman, a good physician, a good flute-player, or anything else whatever, without really being so, just imagine what a world of devices you would need to invent, merely to keep up the outward show!

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