"Cyrus The Great".

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I just wanted to take the time out, and write a little about myknowledge of the realy Cyrus, and where Walter Hill got his inspiration on such an amazing character.

Cyrus must have been an unusual ruler for his time, a man who demonstrated considerable wisdom and compassion in the conquest and organization of his empire.  In 550 B.C. Cyrus established Persian control over Media, making it the first Persian province.  He defeated Lydian kingdom in Western Asian Minor, and Greek City States that had been established on the Ionian coast.  Cyrus subduid the eastern part of the Iranan plateau, Sogdia, and even western India.  He entered Mesopatamia in 539 and captured Babylonia, but his treatment was of remarkable restraint and wisdom.  He won Babylonian loyalty and issued an edict permitting Jews, who had been brought to Babylon in 6th Century B.C. to eturn to Jerusalem with their sacred temple objects and to rebuild their temple as well.  From 538 to 530 B.C. Cyrus consolidated his empire.  He constructed forts, especially in the northeast, to protect against nomadic incursions.  In 530 B.C.  he marched from Sogdia into the territory of the Massagetae, where he wa killed in battle. 

Cyrus had a genuine respect for anciebt civilizations-in building his pakaces, he made use of Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Lydian practices.  Cyrus believed that he was creating a "World Empire" that included peoples who had ancient and venerable traditions and institutions.  His son Cambyses II assumed power as the king, but thats another story...

My point is, this is how the character of Cyrus was creatd, and although he was a conquerer, he was also a man who had an understanding of humanity, and diiferent aspects of life.  A man, who appreciated the meaning of life.

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Pretty well researched dude, good job.
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thanks, well he is a facinating character.  You can clearly see where Walter Hill got the idea for using the name Cyrus, and uniting all the gangs.

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hes a character whos in the film 10 - 15 mins
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Well Stevo, to some he's more than that.  Especially if your a trye warriors fan.

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thats fine but end of the day im right, and yes the warriors is a great movie probs one of the greatest ive ever watched hence why im on this forum,
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I know the history of these guys have already been posted as well (Cleon an athenian leader, Ajax a strong greek, Cochise a native american chief, and Rembrant a dutch artist).  But for anyone who wants to read about them check out: www.britannica.com
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Good job Godfarther, its good to see some people that like to see where certain ideas originated, and how far history has taken us as people.

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Well, thank you!  :) Jk yeah Cyrus is quite the interesting person.
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Well adam88, very good job.
Cyrus aka "Cyrus the Young" and surely aka "The Great" is the main character of "Anabasi" by Senofonte (ancient greek story and writer).
Your theory was almost right, I mean that story didn't inspire Walter Hill... it did Sol Yurick. But yours was really an excellent theory.
What I know is that Walter Hill got inspiration from "Anabasi", 4 some else movie character's name.
Sincerely I've always thought The Warriors font was The Odissey (Ulysses Journeys), till some days ago...
http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/forum/http:/ ... 53#p102953

...but last sunday I bought a new book edition where I read something new (to me) and very amazing.
Well I don't know if someone already knew it, what I read is a 2003 post-introduction by S. Yurick where he clearly speaks about his inspiration: "ANABASI".
Anyway that clue had always been there, I mean even without 2003 post-introduction and in every book edition(year): it's in the first pages... i.e. "ANABASI" quotation.
Do you know what's funny? I studied "Anabasi" as "Odissey" as and many other greek and latin stories/writers during all my studies... it's amazing The Warriors font is from ancient Greek world.
Anyway that's my sunday link about "Anabasi".
http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/forum/index. ... 9#new     8)
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yeah tHeSwan, I recall reading that intro, it was very intreaging.  Its almost as if inevitable old mythology repeats itself in present day standards to teach life lessons.  After all it was Joseph Campbell who said we can't live without mythology, thus indicating it is a part of life, that we must live with, to journey through our path, and "defeat the dragon".  And your right if anything Sol Yurick is the one, that started this whole preent day "journey" on the warriors.

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