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In Book Eight, Chapter One, Xenophon is discussing Cyrus’ ideas towards the influence the ruler should have over his men in order to encourage them towards the good. Here these actions to influence seem to be relative to the ruler’s appearance with virtue, seeing law, and common orders. Machiavelli discusses a similar concept in chapter […]

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Odysseus’s arrival on Circe’s island depicts Odysseus as character full of hubris and god-like qualities. Circe, even with having persuasive powers over him, does not seem to deter or detain Odysseus for very long on her island. Both Odysseus and Circe seem to have the innate ability to trick or deceive. Therefore, their encounter gives […]

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