Cyropaedia, Volume 2

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W. Heinemann, 1914 - Greek literature - 477 pages
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This is the second volume completing Xenophon's report on the establishment of Cyrus' empire and dynasty. It continues in the same of discussing the great epic kind and warrior as the first volume ... Read full review

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While this Loeb edition is the classic interlinear format -- my greek is rusty at best. The translation by Walter Miller is quite readable, and I flew through this first volume. The work is enjoyable ... Read full review

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Page 459 - Marduk, the great lord, guardian of his people, looked with joy on his pious works and his upright heart ; he commanded him to go to his city, Babylon, and he caused him to take the road to Babylon, going by his side as a friend and companion.
Page 333 - ... there are places even where one man earns a living by only stitching shoes, another by cutting them out, another by sewing the uppers together, while there is another who performs none of these operations but only assembles the parts.
Page 459 - I am Cyrus, king of the world, the great king, the powerful king, King of Babylon, King of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters (of the world...
Page 289 - But he did not admit what many might very easily be inclined to suppose, that eunuchs are weaklings ; and he drew this conclusion also from the case of other animals : for instance, vicious horses, when gelded, stop biting and prancing about, to be sure, but are none the less fit for service in war ; and bulls, when castrated, lose somewhat of their high spirit and unruliness but are not deprived of their strength or capacity for work. And in the same way dogs, when castrated, stop running away from...
Page 458 - ... gods of Maradda, the god Zamama, and the gods of Kish, Beltis, and the gods of Har-sag-kalam-ma entered Babylon. By the end of Elul the gods of Akkad, those who are above as well as those below the firmament, entered Babylon. The gods of Borsippa, Kutha, and Sippar did not enter. In the month Tammuz, when Cyrus gave battle in Opis (and ?) on the river Salsallat to the troops of Akkad, the people of Akkad he subdued (?). Whenever the people collected themselves, he slew them. On the fourteenth...
Page 291 - Breitenbach. 290 justice that they are inferior in bodily strength, yet on the field of battle steel makes the weak equal to the strong. Recognizing these facts, he selected eunuchs for every post of personal service to him, from the door-keepers up.
Page 219 - Now, friends, follow me," he swept for- hïfSth" ward, showing no mercy to his horses but drawing blood from them in streams with every stroke of the lash. And the rest of the chariot-drivers also rushed forward with him. And the opposing chariots at once broke into flight before them ; some, as they fled, took up their dismounted 1 fighting men, others left theirs behind. 30. But Abradatas plunged directly through them and hurled himself upon the Egyptian phalanx ; and the nearest of those who were...
Page 439 - For it was bounded on the east by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Black Sea, on the west by Cyprus and Egypt, and on the south by Ethiopia.
Page 419 - Cyrus to cope with the magnitude of his empire; by means of this institution he would speedily discover the condition of affairs, no matter how far distant they might be from him: he experimented to find out how great a distance a horse could cover in a day when ridden hard but so as not to break down, and then he erected post-stations at just such distances and equipped them with horses and men to take care of them...
Page 423 - I cannot obtain this position, which is as desirable for her as it is for me " " And for me as much as for either," said Kate, interrupting him. " Very well. Alice, I say, knows that I cannot do this without money, and has offered the...

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