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Plutarch's Lives

Plutarch

(Book - 2001)
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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.

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Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: Modern Library paperback ed
ISBN: 0375756779
9780375756771
0375756760
9780375756764
Branch Call Number: 920 P73 2001
Characteristics: 2 v. p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Clough, Arthur Hugh 1819-1861
Dryden, John 1631-1700

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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, 4... Read More »

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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, ... Read More »


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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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