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The Cyropaedia by the Athenian historian, philosopher, and soldier Xenophon, was originally written in the early 4th century B.C, to allow the author to lay out his political and moral philosophy. He did this by writing about the childhood of Cyrus the Great (founder of the first Persian Empire). Laying out the qualities of what he considered the ideal ruler, he attributed these to Cyrus, although it's not known if this portrayal was accurate or not.
This book has 308 pages in the PDF version. This translation by Henry Graham Dakyns was originally published in 1890.
Production notes: This ebook of The Cyropaedia, The Education of Cyrus was published by Global Grey in 2018.