How important is it for a leader to pass on their traits to their followers or to those who will inherit their position.
Education of Cyrus
– Discuss how Cyrus sacrificed his interpersonal relationships with his sons and how Xenophon talks about the fall of the empire after Cyrus’ death. Book 8, Chapter 8
There is also great emphasis in both the Republic and The Education of Cyrus on the education of children.
The Education of Cyrus- Book one Chapter two. Xenophon goes into depth the Persian education system.
Republic- Book seven section 534 Socrates asks Glaucon if he would let his children rule if they were irrational, and then goes on to discuss why education is important.