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SHORT PAPER ASSIGNMENT #1: ANALYSIS OF CYRUS’ WIT IN REALTION TO HIS LEADERSHIP Po041-03/04 Fundamentals Concepts of Politics I Professors Nasser Behnegar and Kenji Hayao September 21, 2007
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In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon presents Cyrus’ good characteristics and tries to show his negative attributes in a positive manner. The wit and quick-thinking that Cyrus exhibits could be seen as cunning and deceit if thought of negatively, but Cyrus uses it to gain an advantage over his enemies and other generals. Having logic along with military tactics helps Cyrus win victories myriad times. The wit Cyrus shows throughout his life is one of the most important characteristics that help him create a large empire. Cyrus shows logical thinking when it comes to military and political tactics. He easily sees the best way to solve problems and is constantly out-thinking his opponents. His father encourages this trait in Cyrus. It is not enough for him to learn how to be a good military general, but Cyrus also needs to know
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2008 for the course PO 041 taught by Professor Hayao/behnegar during the Fall '07 term at BC.

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