¿con Dios y con el Diablo? Reforma social y estrategia política en el reparto de armas de Ciropedia

Translated title of the contribution: You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds? Social reform and political strategy in cyropaedia's distribution of weapons episode

Rodrigo Illarraga

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Abstract

This article seeks to analyze the political strategies used by Cyrus to achieve his objectives in the distribution of weapons to the commoners in Xenophon's Cyropaedia. This episode is a key instance in the Persian prince imperial project -Cyrus intends to arm the auxiliaries, equating their military situation with that of the homótimoi. This change will enable the commoners to access to prizes and political positions, which will represent an intense socio-political reform. Undertaking a detailed study of the above mentioned sections, we will show what conception of justice operates behind the Cyrus project, how he accomplishes his envisioned goals, and what image of ruler embodies the Persian prince.

Translated title of the contributionYou can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds? Social reform and political strategy in cyropaedia's distribution of weapons episode
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalAraucaria
Volume20
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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© 2018 Departamento de Literatura Espaola-Universidad de Sevilla. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Cyropaedia
  • Politics
  • Social reforms
  • Socratics
  • Xenophon

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