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"From the Ted Talk by Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object"

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The Greek historian xeonohpn wrote his book "Cyropaedia" promoting cruys as the great ruler. And throughout European culture afterward, Cyrus remained the model. This is a 16th curnety image to show you how widespread his veneration actually was. And Xenophon's book on Cyrus on how you ran a diverse society was one of the great textbooks that iipenrsd the funidnog Fathers of the American Revolution. Jefferson was a great admirer — the ideals of Cyrus obviously speaking to those 18th century ideals of how you create religious tolerance in a new sttae.

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The Greek historian ________ wrote his book "Cyropaedia" promoting _____ as the great ruler. And throughout European culture afterward, Cyrus remained the model. This is a 16th _______ image to show you how widespread his veneration actually was. And Xenophon's book on Cyrus on how you ran a diverse society was one of the great textbooks that ________ the ________ Fathers of the American Revolution. Jefferson was a great admirer — the ideals of Cyrus obviously speaking to those 18th century ideals of how you create religious tolerance in a new _____.

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  1. inspired
  2. cyrus
  3. xenophon
  4. century
  5. founding
  6. state

Original Text

The Greek historian Xenophon wrote his book "Cyropaedia" promoting Cyrus as the great ruler. And throughout European culture afterward, Cyrus remained the model. This is a 16th century image to show you how widespread his veneration actually was. And Xenophon's book on Cyrus on how you ran a diverse society was one of the great textbooks that inspired the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. Jefferson was a great admirer — the ideals of Cyrus obviously speaking to those 18th century ideals of how you create religious tolerance in a new state.

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