The Commentary at a Glance

Total Word Count: 130862

Top 15 Commenters (Word Count)

  1. Norman Sandridge (41815 words; 31.95% of corpus)
  2. Carol Atack (20461 words; 15.64% of corpus)
  3. Jesse Weiner (15159 words; 11.58% of corpus)
  4. David Carlisle (10323 words; 7.89% of corpus)
  5. Sean Manning (6953 words; 5.31% of corpus)
  6. David Johnson (6665 words; 5.09% of corpus)
  7. Steven Hirsch (3981 words; 3.04% of corpus)
  8. Dan Powers (2194 words; 1.68% of corpus)
  9. Allen Romano (1768 words; 1.35% of corpus)
  10. Sarah Ferrario (1708 words; 1.31% of corpus)
  11. Carolyn Bosak (1257 words; 0.96% of corpus)
  12. Dina Guth (1251 words; 0.96% of corpus)
  13. Joseph Wilson (1237 words; 0.95% of corpus)
  14. Melina Tamiolaki (1218 words; 0.93% of corpus)
  15. Melissa Huang (1193 words; 0.91% of corpus)

Most Active Sections by Comment Count

  1. Chapter 1.1: The Problem of Ruling Humans and the Solution of Cyrus (181 comments, 19530 words)
  2. Chapter 7.5: Cyrus takes Babylon by rerouting the Euphrates and entering by night while the Babylonians are in celebration; he transitions from a general into a king by worrying about how to maintain his vast empire. (169 comments, 17802 words)
  3. Chapter 1.2: The Persian Moral and Martial Education (138 comments, 9920 words)
  4. Chapter 8.8: The many forms of Persian decline after Cyrus. (132 comments, 17789 words)
  5. Chapter 1.3: Cyrus Has His Persian Education Tested among the Medes (121 comments, 7845 words)
  6. Chapter 1.4: Friendship with Medan youths, Hunting, and Distinguished Warfare (88 comments, 5420 words)
  7. Chapter 1.6: Cyrus Recalls the Lessons of Cambyses and Seeks Further Knowledge (61 comments, 3854 words)
  8. Chapter 3.3: Cyrus and the Army Engage in Their First Battle with the Assyrians (56 comments, 1579 words)
  9. Chapter 3.1: Cyrus makes the Armenian king and his son Tigranes into better friends (49 comments, 2225 words)
  10. Chapter 8.7: Cyrus senses that death is near; summoning his friends and sons, he advises the sons to be faithful to one another and he gives instructions on his burial. (38 comments, 2945 words)
  11. Chapter 2.1: Cyrus Implements Cambyses’ Principles of Generalship in the Persian Army (37 comments, 1737 words)
  12. Chapter 1.5: Cyrus Prepares to Join the Medan Campaign against the Assyrians (29 comments, 2145 words)
  13. Chapter 2.4: Cyrus Hatches a Plan to Recover Tribute from the Armenians (25 comments, 1342 words)
  14. Chapter 2.2: Cyrus Conducts Dinner Parties with a Blend of Seriousness and Charm (24 comments, 1334 words)
  15. Chapter 7.3: Pantheia commits suicide at the burial of Abradatas. (23 comments, 1777 words)

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