The thought once occurred to us how many 1 republics have been overthrown by people who preferred to live under any form of government other than a republican and again how many monarchies and how many oligarchies in times past have been abolished by the people we reflected moreover how many of those individuals who have aspired to absolute power have either been deposed once for all and . Xenophons cyropaedia education of cyrus is a novel about cyrus the great but it is also a tract on kingship and generalship addressed to the class of educated greek commanders and would be leaders in comparable fashion isocrates offered advice on kingship to the semi hellenized rulers of. Xenophons symposium portrays a dinner party at which socrates speaks of love and oeconomicus has him giving advice on household management and married life cyropaedia a historical romance on the education of cyrus the elder reflects xenophons ideas about rulers and government the loeb edition is in two volumes
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