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Xenophon, The Education Of Cyrus, 8.1.34


τοιαῦτα μὲν δὴ ποιοῦντες καὶ ὁρῶντες ἐπὶ θύραις διῆγον. τῆς πολεμικῆς δʼ ἕνεκα ἀσκήσεως ἐπὶ θήραν ἐξῆγεν οὕσπερ ἀσκεῖν ταῦτα ᾤετο χρῆναι, ταύτην ἡγούμενος καὶ ὅλως ἀρίστην ἄσκησιν πολεμικῶν εἶναι, καὶ ἱππικῆς δὲ ἀληθεστάτην.Such was what they did and such what they The chase as a means of discipline witnessed day by day at court. With a view to training in the arts of war, Cyrus used to take out hunting those who he thought ought to have such practice, for he held that this was altogether the best training in military science and also the truest in horsemanship.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Xenophon, On Hunting, 12 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.1.33 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4.1.33. Such a friend I proved myself, and now I am brought to such a pass by you that I have not so much as a meal in my own land unless, like the beasts, I pick up a bit of what you may leave. And the beautiful dwellings and parks, full of trees and wild animals, which my father left me, in which I took delight,—all these parks I see cut down, all these dwellings burned to the ground. If it is I that do not understand either what is righteous or what is just, do you teach me how these are the deeds of men who know how to repay favours.
3. Xenophon, The Education of Cyrus, 8.1.38, 8.8.12 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Xenophon, On Household Management, 4.20-4.21 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4.20. Further, the story goes that when Lysander came to him bringing the gifts form the allies, this Cyrus showed him various marks of friendliness, as Lysander himself related once to a stranger at Megara , adding besides that Cyrus personally showed him round his paradise at Sardis . 4.21. Now Lysander admired the beauty of the trees in it, the accuracy of the spacing, the straightness of the rows, the regularity of the angles and the multitude of the sweet scents that clung round them as they walked; and for wonder of these things he cried, Cyrus , I really do admire all these lovely things, but I am far more impressed with your agent’s skill in measuring and arranging everything so exactly.
5. Varro, On Agriculture, 3.3.1-3.3.8 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.138-3.252 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Tacitus, Annals, 15.44 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15.44.  So far, the precautions taken were suggested by human prudence: now means were sought for appeasing deity, and application was made to the Sibylline books; at the injunction of which public prayers were offered to Vulcan, Ceres, and Proserpine, while Juno was propitiated by the matrons, first in the Capitol, then at the nearest point of the sea-shore, where water was drawn for sprinkling the temple and image of the goddess. Ritual banquets and all-night vigils were celebrated by women in the married state. But neither human help, nor imperial munificence, nor all the modes of placating Heaven, could stifle scandal or dispel the belief that the fire had taken place by order. Therefore, to scotch the rumour, Nero substituted as culprits, and punished with the utmost refinements of cruelty, a class of men, loathed for their vices, whom the crowd styled Christians. Christus, the founder of the name, had undergone the death penalty in the reign of Tiberius, by sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilatus, and the pernicious superstition was checked for a moment, only to break out once more, not merely in Judaea, the home of the disease, but in the capital itself, where all things horrible or shameful in the world collect and find a vogue. First, then, the confessed members of the sect were arrested; next, on their disclosures, vast numbers were convicted, not so much on the count of arson as for hatred of the human race. And derision accompanied their end: they were covered with wild beasts' skins and torn to death by dogs; or they were fastened on crosses, and, when daylight failed were burned to serve as lamps by night. Nero had offered his Gardens for the spectacle, and gave an exhibition in his Circus, mixing with the crowd in the habit of a charioteer, or mounted on his car. Hence, in spite of a guilt which had earned the most exemplary punishment, there arose a sentiment of pity, due to the impression that they were being sacrificed not for the welfare of the state but to the ferocity of a single man.
8. Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 98, 97 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

9. Anon., Ijo, 2.241

10. Epigraphy, Cil, None



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callimachus Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232
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deity, visual depictions of Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232, 233
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exile Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 188
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hunting Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 573
ovid Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232
paradeisoi Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 188
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rome (city) Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232
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soul' Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 573
spectacle Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232, 233
sweetness Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 188
tree Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 188
violence Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232, 233
xenophon Gunderson, The Social Worlds of Ancient Jews and Christians: Essays in Honor of L. Michael White (2022) 232, 233; Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 573