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Plutarch's Lives

Plutarch (Book - 2001 )
Plutarch's Lives


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Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.
Authors: Plutarch
Uniform Title: Lives. English
Title: Plutarch's lives
Publisher: New York :, Modern Library,, 2001
Edition: Modern Library paperback ed
Characteristics: 2 v. p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: the Dryden translation, edited with preface by Arthur Hugh Clough ; introduction by James Atlas
Notes: Includes indexes
Additional Contributors: Dryden, John - 1631-1700
Clough, Arthur Hugh - 1819-1861
ISBN: 9780375756764
0375756760
9780375756771
0375756779
Branch Call Number: 920 P73 2001
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research Report This May 23, 2013

Plutarch compared the lives of a series of Greek and Roman leaders with the purpose of contrasting moral character. It is a mixture of legendary and real history which also tells many stories and shows elements of ancient Greek and Roman political life, culture and religious beliefs. (Plutarch, 46–120 A.D.)


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Plutarch compared the lives of a series of Greek and Roman leaders with the purpose of contrasting moral character. It is a mixture of legendary and real history which also tells many stories and shows elements of ancient Greek and Roman political life, culture and religious beliefs. (Plutarch, 46–120 A.D.)

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