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Xenophon's Prince: Republic and Empire in the Cyropædia Hardcover – June 18, 2001

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"Nadon's study is by far the best guide one can find to 'The Education of Cyrus.' Nadon both shows the charms of a life led in Cyrus' way and makes a powerful, Xenophontic case for that life's inability to meet the highest interests of man."--"Weekly Standard

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"This study of an insufficiently appreciated classic brings out—as no earlier treatment known to me—the complex unity of the work. Nadon's many shrewd political observations and remarks, to which he is guided by the author's own indications, establish beyond question the subtlety and depth of Xenophon's political understanding. And the attention that Nadon pays to the transpolitical aspects of the work helps to introduce readers to the amazing resourcefulness of an author who, in versatility and gracefulness, was second to none of his great contemporaries."—Christopher Bruell, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, and author of On the Socratic Education: An Introduction to the Shorter Platonic Dialogues
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  • Hardcover: 211 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (June 18, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520224043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520224049
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,319,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an illuminating and truly original interpretation of this rich and difficult book. Most other criticism of Xenophon is ultimately condescending and assumes that the author is somehow naive in the subjects he addresses here - leadership, politics, and the nature of a republic. Nadon takes the author on his own terms, rather than try to interpret him through modern theories. By approaching Xenophon with respect and scholarship, he finds the themes that unite this book and which show the modern reader the intent of this great classic mind.
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By A Customer on November 29, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Nadon's careful examination of Xenophon's Education of Cyrus is by far the best available treatment of the work: careful, concise, beautifully written. Highly recommended as an introduction not only to Xenophon, but to the reading of classical literature generally.
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Nadon's analysis of Xenophon's masterpiece Cyropedia does not reflect the true intension of Xenophon in the original text; he claims that Cyrus was using methods of a typical tyrant to achieve his goals (to transform Persia from a Republic to an Empire).
He believes that he has solved the puzzle about inconsistencies between body of Xenophon's text and its surprising ending in chapter 8 but the truth is that the author is torn between translation and analysis of the original text and his own imagination and speculations around the subject and the analysis is not based on knowledge about Iranian history and traditions and it has lead to a need for twisting and turning the original text of Cyropedia to suit the analysis.
It can not be denied that Cyrus the Great librated Babylonians and we have texts written at end of political independence of Babylonia which vilifies Nabonidus and praises Cyrus the Great as the liberator of the oppressed sanctuaries and the king of Persians are not considered as foreign invader but the saviour.
On many occasions the author completely looses his ability to return to original text of Cyropedia and his imagination takes over ,page 158 shows a clear example there he is stating `we must note he(Cyrus)
never expresses the slightest concern for Panthea's honour and his references from Cyropedia is 6.3.15
The original text does not indicate anything close to what the author himself is referring to.

Another ridiculous statement on page 114 is (from foot note and text): Cyrus castrated men and employed them as his personal bodyguards. How can someone harm another human in such a manner and then leave him in charge for his own security????
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