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HISTORY OF CYRUS THE GREAT
Written by Jacob Abbott (1803-1879), 1850. Reprinted 1887, 1906, 2000.
Order item B281
FORMAT: PRINT ONLY
The book is 145 pages, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $23.98 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).
Cyrus the Great (circa 600-529 BC), king of Persia (550-529 BC). He was the son of Cambyses I, a descendant of Achaemenes (Hakhamanish) (flourished 7th century BC), and a member of the Achaemenid dynasty. When Cyrus became (558 BC) ruler of the Persian district of Anshan, the district was subject to the Medes; five years later he led a rebellion against the Medes that resulted in the capture of King Astyages (reigned about 584-c. 550 BC) and the overthrow (550 BC) of the Median Empire. Thereafter Cyrus called himself king of Persia and ruled a territory extending from the Halys River in Asia Minor, eastern border of Lydia, to the Babylonian Empire on the south and east.
The original hard-back book was written by one of the most renown and prolific writer-historians of his time, Jacob Abbott of Brunswick, Maine. It was one of a set of 32 volumes authored by Jacob and John Abbott, brothers, in the mid- to late-1800s. The set was re-published in the early 1900s, and not again until 2000, when GoldenWest Marketing undertook the project of re-printing 8 of these rare and genealogically valuable books.
The 290 pages of the original hard-bound book have been photocopied and printed two to a page and placed in a soft cover with a plastic-comb binding, affordable book.
The contents of this book include:
- Herodotus and Xenophon
- The birth of Cyrus
- The visit to Media
- Accession of Cyrus to the throne
- The Oracles
- The conquest of Lydia
- The conquest of Babylon
- The restoration of the Jews
- The story of Panthea
- The death of Cyrus
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