Xenophon versus Herodotus about Virtue in Rulers

Primary Source Project for Chapter Two


Xenophon. The Education of Cyrus. Translated by Henry Graham Dakyns. Revised by F. M. Stawell. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1914. Book 8, chap. 7, pp. 291–95. [Online here, here, here, and here; other versions here, here, and here].

Herodotus. The History of Herodotus. 4 vols. New York: D. Appleton, 1859. Book 1, chaps. 205–14, pp. 1:268–72. [Online version here; Queen Tomris and the Massagetai].


Further Links and materials for study

Cyrus the Great <http://www.livius.org/person/cyrus-the-great/>.

Cyrus the Great <http://www.cyrusthegreat.net/>.

Richard N. Frye <http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/notes/cyrus1.html>.

Commentary on Cyropedia <http://www.cyropaedia.org/>.

Herodotus defining the Persians <http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/herodotus-iii>. Xenophon on Persia <http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/xenophon>.


Last Updated: 17 January 2018