Xenophon versus Herodotus about Virtue in Rulers

Primary Source Project for Chapter Two

Citations

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>.

 

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