Xenophon's Cyrus the Great by Xenophon audiobook

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War

By Larry Hedrick
Read by Rory Barnett

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200427185

  • ISBN: 9798200427178

  • ISBN: 9798200427192

Runtime: 6.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1906, a stilted English translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published. Now, a century later, a much more accessible edition of one of history's most extraordinary and successful leaders is emerging.

Among his many achievements, this great leader of wisdom and virtue founded and extended the Persian Empire; conquered Babylon; freed 40,000 Jews from captivity; wrote mankind's first human rights charter; and ruled over those he had conquered with respect and benevolence.

According to historian Will Durant, Cyrus the Great's military enemies knew that he was lenient, and they did not fight him with that desperate courage which men show when their only choice is "to kill or die." As a result the Iranians regarded him as "The Father," the Babylonians as "The Liberator," the Greeks as the "Law-Giver," and the Jews as the "Anointed of the Lord."

By freshening the voice, style and diction of Cyrus, Larry Hedrick has created a more contemporary Cyrus. A new generation of readers, including business executives and managers, military officers, and government officials, can now learn about and benefit from Cyrus the Great's extraordinary achievements, which exceeded all other leaders' throughout antiquity.

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Author Bio: Xenophon

Author Bio: Xenophon

Xenophon (c. 431–355 BC) served for some years as a mercenary in the Middle East and Asia Minor and later wrote pioneering works on history, politics, and philosophy, as well as a number of technical treatises.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English