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  Cyrus the Younger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyrus the Younger, son of Darius II and Parysatis, was a Persian prince and general.
Cyrus managed very cleverly to gather a large army by beginning a quarrel with Tissaphernes, satrap of Caria, about the Ionian towns; he also pretended to prepare an expedition against the Pisidians, a mountainous tribe in the Taurus, which was never obedient to the Empire.
Cyrus had 10,400 Greek hoplites and 2500 peltasts, and besides an Asiatic army under the command of Ariaeus, for which Xenophon gives the absurd number of 100,000 men; the army of Artaxerxes he puts down at 900,000.
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 Cyrus the Younger. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
B.C., Persian prince, younger son of Darius II and Parysatis.
Cyrus was saved only by the pleas of his mother and was restored to his satrapies.
Cyrus was killed in the battle of Cunaxa.
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 Cyrus the Younger
Cyrus was born (in Susa?) in 424 or 423, as the second son of king Darius II Nothus and his wife Parysatis.
Cyrus' father died in April 404, and the prince was present when his brother Artaxerxes was inaugurated at Pasargadae, the religious capital of the Achaemenid empire.
Cyrus had expected that his enemies would sent troops to guard the so-called Syrian gate, a narrow pass between Cilicia and the Euphrates valley.
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 CYRUS - Definition
The "first year of Cyrus" (Ezra 1:1) is not the year of his elevation to power over the Medes, nor over the Persians, nor the year of the fall of Babylon, but the year succeeding the two years during which "Darius the Mede" was viceroy in Babylon after its fall.
In October, Cyrus himself arrived, and proclaimed a general amnesty, which was communicated by Gobryas to "all the province of Babylon," of which he had been made governor.
Cyrus now assumed the title of "king of Babylon," claimed to be the descendant of the ancient kings, and made rich offerings to the temples.
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 Cyrus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyrus I of Anshan, King of Persia around 650 BC
Cyrus the Younger, brother to the Persian king Artaxerxes — died 401 BC Cyrus is the name of a character in the video game Chrono Trigger
Cyrus (imapd) — a mail server meant to be run on a sealed system.
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 cyrus the younger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At the same time Darius fell ill and called his son to his deathbed; Cyrus handed over all his treasures to Lysander and went to Susa.
In the spring of 401 Cyrus united all his forces and advanced from Sardis, without announcing the object of his expedition.
The character of Cyrus is highly praised by the ancients, especially by Xenophon (cf.
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 Who was Cyrus the Great?
Cyrus was king of the Persians, who, as the southern branch of this Aryan nation, had long been ruled by kings of their own, subordinate to the superior kings of Media.
Cyrus himself boasts that he is the descendant of several kings tracing back to the Persian chieftain Achaemenes, the legendary founder of his race, who had been nursed in childhood by an eagle, which became the symbol of the royal race of Persia.
Cyrus is said to have overthrown the Lydians in the final battle by placing camels in front of his own troops, with the result that the strange smell so terrified the horses of the Lydian cavalry that their ranks were scattered in confusion.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - CYRUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Herodotus, another myth, in which Cyrus is the son of a Persian named Cambyses and of Mandane, daughter of the Median king Astyages, is blended with the preceding.
B.C., revolted against their king, whom they took captive and delivered up to Cyrus (this is probably the origin of Herodotus' story of the treachery of Harpagus); Cyrus thereupon invested the city of Ecbatana, and carried off the spoils to Anshan.
Cyrus always conformed to the traditions of the thrones he usurped, and, together with his son Cambyses, rendered homage to the native deities.
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 Cyrus the Younger -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus the Younger, son of (Click link for more info and facts about Darius II) Darius II and Parysatis, was a (The language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms) Persian prince and (A general officer of the highest rank) general.
In the Spartan general (Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)) Lysander he found a man who was willing to help him, as Lysander himself hoped to become absolute ruler of Greece by the aid of the Persian prince.
Cyrus had 10,400 Greek hoplites and 2500 peltasts, and besides an Asiatic army under the command of Ariaeus, for which (Greek general and historian; student of Socrates (430-355 BC)) Xenophon gives the absurd number of 100,000 men; the army of Artaxerxes he puts down at 900,000.
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 Ancient Greek history from Xenophon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus the Younger of Persia had assisted the Lacedaemonians against the Athenians in the Peloponnesian war, which ended in the victory of the former at Aegos Potami, 404 B.C. This year saw also the death of Cyrus's father and the succession of his brother, Artaxerxes II.
Cyrus, the younger brother of Artaxerxes the king, began his preparations for revolt by gradually gathering and equipping an army on the pretext of hostile relations between himself and another of the western satraps, Tissaphernes.
Cyrus now advanced, expecting battle immediately, at an entrenched pass (near Cunaxa); but, finding this unoccupied, he did not maintain battle order; which was hurriedly taken up on news of the approach of the royal forces.
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 Cyrus the Younger - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Cyrus the Younger
Cyrus was given special command over the satrapies (provinces) of Asia Minor 408
Cyrus assembled a large army, including a considerable force of Greek mercenaries, and set out in the spring of 401 in the hope of seizing the throne.
He crossed the Euphrates and marched to Cunaxa, north of Babylon, where he met the army of Artaxerxes and was killed in the battle.
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 Encyclopedia: Artaxerxes II of Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He defended his position against his brother Cyrus the Younger, who was defeated and killed at the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC, and against a revolt of the provincial governors, the satraps (366 - 358).
Cyrus gathered an army of Greek mercenaries under the Spartan general Clearchus, and met Artaxerxes at Cunaxa on the left...
The Ten Thousand were a group of mercenary units, mainly Greek, drawn up by Cyrus the Younger to attempt to wrest the throne of the Persian Empire from his brother, Artaxerxes II.
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 XENOPHON: Anabasis, or March Up Country - BOOK I
At Tarsus Cyrus and his army halted for twenty days; the soldiers 1 refusing to advance further, since the suspicion ripened in their minds, that the expedition was in reality directed against the king; and as they insisted, they had not engaged their services for that object.
Cyrus sprang from his carriage and donned his corselet; then leaping on to his charger's back, with the javelins firmly clutched, he passed the order to the rest, to arm themselves and fall into their several ranks.
In this courtly training Cyrus earned a double reputation; first he was held to be a paragon of modesty among his fellows, rendering an obedience to his elders which exceeded that of many of his own inferiors; and next he bore away the palm for skill in horsemanship and for love of the animal itself.
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 Biography of Cyrus McCormick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of Robert's sons, Cyrus, was born in 1809.
Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884) conceived plans for his reaper, built and tested it, and then remodled it for public trial, all within six weeks time.
Cyrus' father, Robert, had worked in the farm's flsmith shop intermittently since about 1815 on a horse-drawn reaper, but was never successful in perfecting it.
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 BookPage Fiction Review: Beach Boy
Cyrus Readymoney belongs to Bombay's privileged Parsi class, those adherents to Zoroastrianism who have been largely westernized.
Cyrus loves to eat, and one of the richest pleasures of the book is in vicarious feasting.
A bit of a thief and a rogue, an eavesdropper and a liar, Cyrus is reminiscent of Truffaut's hero in The 400 Blows.
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 Encyclopedia: Cyrus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus the Younger, brother to the Persian king Artaxerxes — died 401 BC Cyrus Ghahremani, songwriter/guitarist/founder of southern California band Autobomb.
Cyrus the Great figures in the Old Testament as the patron and deliverer of the Jews.
Cyrus Ghahremani (born February 11, 1987) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter.
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 Our Son In The Other Dimension - A Road Map for the Bereaved
Cyrus was holding him in a “hug” from the back, and Cyrus held him for a long time, “over 1 hour or so”, he said.
Cyrus did not communicate anything to him but in his mind he “felt” Cyrus was “thanking” Yayo for all the help he gave his family.
On her way halfway to Dubai which is in one of the stopovers and to visit Mami, one of her younger brothers, she suddenly had a very strong feeling of Cyrus’ presence right next to her in the plane where the only other passenger was sitting.
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 Cyrus de Jongere -- Cyrus de Jongere was de jongste zoon van Darius II, en d...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus de Jongere -- Cyrus de Jongere was de jongste zoon van Darius II, en d...
Cyrus de Jongere was de jongste zoon van Darius II, en de broer van Artaxerxes II, koning van Perzië.
Toen Cyrus bij zijn vader werd geroepen, die stervende was, nam hij zijn vriend Tissafernes mee, maar toen Darius gestorven was en Artaxerxes koning geworden was, liet hij hem vallen, en vertelde aan Artaxerxes dat Cyrus hem wilde vermoorden.
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 Cyrus the Younger
Cyrus the Younger is the Persian prince for whom fought the Ten Thousand Greek soldiers, whose story is told by Xenophon, one of their generals, in the Anabasis.
In 407, his father named him Satrap of the Ionian provinces in replacement of Tissaphernes, whose policy of frequent change of alliances between Sparta and Athens in the ongoing Peloponesian War was not to his taste (Tissaphernes had lately been convinced by Alcibiades to switch side and support Athens).
Despite warnings by Tissaphernes that Cyrus was plotting against him, Artaxerxes was convinced by his mother Parysatis, who prefered Cyrus, to spare the life of his brother and let him go back in his Satrapy.
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 AllRefer.com - Cunaxa (Ancient History, Middle East) - Encyclopedia
B.C.) between Cyrus the Younger and Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in the Anabasis.
Clearchus, Spartan mercenary leader under Cyrus, chose to attack the Persian left wing (under Tissaphernes), which he completely routed and pursued.
Cyrus' army, demoralized, had broken up, and the Persians had taken the field.
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 Cyrus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus the Great -- King of 600 B.C. Cyrus the Younger -- died 401 B.C. Cyrus Vance -- the Secretary of State of President Jimmy Carter administration
Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian: The Persian and Greek Periods (Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian)
IRAN AND THE RISE OF REZA SHAH, a most informative and meticulously researched enterprise undertaken by Cyrus Ghani, is an accurate history of the period, without embellishment, that amirably fills the general void in impartiality on this subject in recen...
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 TISSAPHERNES - LoveToKnow Article on TISSAPHERNES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But Tissaphernes was unwilling to take action and tried to achieve his aim by astute and often perfidious negotiations; Alcibiades persuaded him that Persia's best policy was to keep the balance between Athens and Sparta, and rivalry with his neighbor Pharnabazus of Hellespontic Phrygia still further lessened his energy.
When, therefore, in 408 the king decided to support Sparta strenuously, Tissaphernes was removed from the generalship and limited to the satrapy of Caria, whereas Lydia and the conduct of the war were entrusted to Cyrus the Younger.
On the downfall of Athens, Cyrus and Tissaphernes both claimed jurisdiction over the Ionian cities, most of which acknowledged Cyrus as their ruler; but Tissaphernes took possession of Miletus, where he was attacked by Cyrus, who gathered an army under this pretence with the purpose of using it against his brother Arta-xerxes II.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.06.10
Because Cyrus did not also speak of learning to be a good man, Nadon detects 'a real difference of opinion' between father and son (165): 'he does not share Cambyses' opinion as to the difficulty or importance of becoming "truly good and noble" himself'.
Cyrus responds to the thrust of the point: indeed, ruling well is very difficult.
An example: although Cyrus would seem to have been reconciled to his uncle Cyaxares at 5.5.36-7, the 'true nature' of his attitude towards his relative and Media as a whole is revealed, 'if indirectly', in his bestowal of Media as a satrapy upon his son Tanaoxares reported much later in the text (8.7.11).
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 Lincoln/Net: Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cyrus McCormick was born in Virginia, the son of a prosperous farmer.
In the summer of 1831 he successfully produced a horse-drawn, mechanical reaper, perfecting a device his father had struggled to create for many years.
In 1834 the younger McCormick secured a patent on his invention.
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 Cyrus II --  Encyclopædia Britannica
He is also remembered in the Cyrus legend—first recorded by Xenophon, Greek soldier and author, in his Cyropaedia—as a tolerant and ideal monarch who was called the father of his people by the…
He is also remembered in the Cyrus legend—first recorded by Xenophon, Greek soldier and author, in his Cyropaedia—as a tolerant and ideal monarch who was called the father of his people by the ancient Persians.
Achaemenian king, the son of Teispes and grandfather of Cyrus II the Great; he had control over Anshan (northeast of Susa in Elam) and possibly also over Parsumash to the east during the second half of the 7th century.
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