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Xenophon Kyrou Paideias Bibaia Okto Xenophontis de Cyri Institutione Libri Octo by Xenophon; Thomas Hutchinson - Hardcover - 1727 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

Xenophon Kyrou Paideias Bibaia Okto Xenophontis de Cyri Institutione Libri Octo

by Xenophon; Thomas Hutchinson

Condition: Very Good


ont> E Theatro Sheldoniano : Oxonii; [Oxford], 1727 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A near fine copy of Thomas Hutchinson's edited copy of Xenophon's influential and masterful partly fictionalised biography on the life of Cyrus the Great, illustrated here with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map. Written in Greek and Latin. The signatures run as a-h4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Ssss4. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map. Rebound with new endpapers, though preserving the original front free and rear free endpapers. The first five words of the title are transliterated from the Greek. ESTC citation number T188065. Collated from the ESTC, complete. A bilingual Greek and Latin edition of Xenophon's 'Cyropaedia'. 'Cyropaedia' is a partly fictional biography about the life of Cyrus the Great. Cyrus was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, which was the first Persian Empire. It was written by the Athenian gentleman-soldier Xenophon in around 370 BC. Xenophon's own 'Cyropaedia' is considered a masterpiece, and is very respected as a classical antiquity. It was rediscovered in Western Europe in the late medieval period, and was treated as a treatise on political virtue and social organisation. Machiavelli's 'The Prince' was heavily influenced by 'Cyropaedia'. Other contemporary admirers of this work at the time this edition was published included Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jonathan Swift, Edward Gibbon, and Benjamin Franklin. Xenophon's work outlines his political and moral philosophy through the fictionalised version of the boyhood of Cyrus the Great, who Xenophon considered to be the ideal ruler. In the work, Xenophon shows subtle jabs against empires, monarchy, and democracy. Cyrus has been considered to be a great and just ruler throughout history, being a role model and hero to many successful people, including Thomas Jefferson. He has been recognised for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy. He has also been attributed for playing a crucial role in defining the national identity of modern Iran. Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, and translated into Latin by Hutchinson. This edition of his cemented his reputation as a respected scholar, and led to his appointment as rector of Lyndon in Rutland, and later being presented the vicarage of Horsham in Sussex. A nicely rebound copy of Xenophon's biography of Cyrus the Great, illustrated with a folding map. Condition: Rebound in a half morocco binding with cloth to the boards. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very light offsetting to title page due to frontispiece. Small tidemark to the margin of a few pages. Marks to pages 676-677. Overall Condition: Fine.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 062431
  • Title: Xenophon Kyrou Paideias Bibaia Okto Xenophontis de Cyri Institutione Libri Octo
  • Author: Xenophon; Thomas Hutchinson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> E Theatro Sheldoniano : Oxonii; [Oxford]
  • Date published: 1727

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