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A Renaissance Cyrus

Xenophon’s Cyrus was a well-known and well-liked figure in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Two separate English translations of the Cyropaedia were undertaken between 1550 and 1650, the first by a lowly tutor William Barker (1552 and 1567) who describes himself as ‘a forlorn Scholar, not able to keep credit in learning’, but one who, by […]

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Source: http://www.cyropaedia.org/2013/07/