Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus


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The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The title Cyropaedia derives from Greek, meaning "The Education of Cyrus". Aspects of it would become a model for medieval writers of the genre known as mirrors for princes. In turn it was a strong influence upon the most well-known but atypical of these, Machiavelli's The Prince, which was an important influence in the rejection of medieval political thinking, and the development of modern politics. However, unlike most "mirrors of princes", and like The Prince, whether or not the Cyropaedia was really intended to describe an ideal ruler is a subject of debate. - Summary by Wikipedia (11 hr 26 min)

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Book I - Chapter 1 6:43 Read by Larry Wilson
Book I - Chapter 2 14:34 Read by Lynne T
Book I - Chapter 3 15:13 Read by John Ottens
Book I - Chapter 4 27:38 Read by Kane Mercer
Book I - Chapter 5 11:06 Read by Kane Mercer
Book I - Chapter 6 39:12 Read by Kane Mercer
Book II - Chapter 1 16:40 Read by Peter Gardner
Book II - Chapter 2 19:40 Read by Kane Mercer
Book II - Chapter 3 13:36 Read by Lucy Perry
Book II - Chapter 4 13:43 Read by Omar H. Eldahan
Book III - Chapter 1 25:12 Read by Kane Mercer
Book III - Chapter 2 13:55 Read by Kane Mercer
Book III - Chapter 3 29:07 Read by Kane Mercer
Book IV - Chapter 1 14:48 Read by John Martin
Book IV - Chapter 2 26:38 Read by John Martin
Book IV - Chapter 3 13:25 Read by John Martin
Book IV - Chapter 4 4:36 Read by Lucy Perry
Book IV - Chapter 5 22:19 Read by Anna Simon
Book IV - Chapter 6 7:32 Read by Anna Simon
Book V - Chapter 1 12:47 Read by Rosie Roberts
Book V - Chapter 2 14:45 Read by Rosie Roberts
Book V - Chapter 3 19:47 Read by Rosie Roberts
Book V - Chapter 4 19:48 Read by Rosie Roberts
Book V - Chapter 5 19:12 Read by Rosie Roberts
Book VI - Chapter 1 22:54 Read by Kane Mercer
Book VI - Chapter 2 18:23 Read by Kane Mercer
Book VI - Chapter 3 14:41 Read by Kane Mercer
Book VI - Chapter 4 7:20 Read by Kane Mercer
Book VII - Chapter 1 17:02 Read by Emory
Book VII - Chapter 2 8:44 Read by Emory
Book VII - Chapter 4 5:04 Read by Emory
Book VII - Chapter 3 5:42 Read by Emory
Book VII - Chapter 5 25:17 Read by Emory
Book VIII - Chapter 1 25:52 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 2 18:44 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 3 25:59 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 4 18:13 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 5 13:09 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 6 12:58 Read by Mark Chulsky
Book VIII - Chapter 7 13:25 Read by J. McDougall
Book VII - Epilog 10:50 Read by J. McDougall