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Readings of Cyropaedia

Vivienne J. Gray

in Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 investigates the methods behind darker readings of Cyropaedia, using the results of the previous investigations of formulaic scenes and the adaptations of his literary predecessors, and ... More


Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Vivienne J. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of great empires. Leadership is his main ... More


Erōs and Ambition in the Alexander–Caesar

Jeffrey Beneker

in The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the Alexander–Caesar, and in particular Plutarch's interpretation of Alexander's victory over the Persian king Darius III and Julius Caesar's victory over his Roman political ... More


Media Studies

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The most famous and influential classical ‘novel’ is Xenophon’s Cyropaedia, focusing on the hybrid (half-Persian, half-Mede) king. The interpretative issues raised by the Cyropaedia (is it praise or ... More


Cyrus’s Sex Life

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Cyropaedia also contains the erotic romance of Pantheia and Abradates. This chapter sets that story in the wider context of the patterns of sexuality and desire in the Cyropaedia as a whole. ... More


“Cyrus appeared both great and good”: Xenophon and the Performativity of Kingship

Carol Atack

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Atack argues that Xenophon’s depiction of the performance of kingship by Cyrus (Cyropaedia), Agesilaus (Hellenica, Agesilaus), and other kings contains an evaluative model that ... More


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