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Cyrus the Great [Paperback]

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This is the story of the founder of the ancient Persian Empire, a monarchy, perhaps the most wealthy and magnificent the world have ever seen.

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Pages   289
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Simon Publications
ISBN  1931541507  
ISBN13  9781931541503  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and was principal of it in 1829-1833; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834-1835; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in 1843-1851 a principal of Abbott's Institute, and in 1845-1848 of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He died in Farmington, Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, etc., are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, The History of Sandford and Merton, and the The Parent's Assistant.

Jacob Abbott was born in 1803 and died in 1879.

Jacob Abbott has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Makers of History

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Asia > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > General

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a fantastic book about a great king  Jul 10, 2006
The Iranians regarded him as "The Father", Babylonian as "The Liberator", Hellenes as 'Law-Giver' and the Jews as 'The Anointed of the Lord'.
Cyrus The Great. The very emperor who proclaimed at the pinnacle of power 2500 years ago that "... he would not reign over the people if they did not wish it." And [he] promised not to force any person to change his religion and faith and guaranteed freedom for all. The Charter of Cyrus The Great is one of the most important documents that should be studied in the history of human rights
"We promise to preserve forever the traditions of humanism and goodwill, with which you founded the Persian Empire: traditions which made our people to be the carrier of message transmitted everywhere, professing fraternity and truth."
The book has 12 chapters ,first chapter is very interesting and the author writes about Xenophon and Herodotus and explains about their origins and reliability of information given by Herodotus, second and third chapters are about the birth of Cyrus the Great and his visit to Media as a young prince when his grandfather Astyages was king of Media(main source of information ,Herodotus).
Chapter 4-8 describes his accession to the throne and conquest of Lydia, Babylon and liberation of Jews. Chapter 10 is about Susian captive Panthea and she was treated with dignity and respect and was reunited with her Assyrian husband Arbadates(an Assyrian general), and finally chapter 12 is about the death of the legend (most information taken from Herodotus)
This is a very good book and very easy to read.

Superb Classic Revived  Jan 29, 2004
This is truly a magnificent account of the story of the life of Cyrus The Great, The founder of the Persian Empire, as narrated by two greek historians: Herodotus (philosopher & scholar) and Xenophenon (a great general) and brought to life again in Jacob Abbott's great masterpeice, with extensive commentary. A must read for all lovers of history.

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