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Plutarch's Lives

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A Must-Have for Shakespeare students and Classical World History scholars

Plutarch is an interesting historian and critic of the major noble Romans and Greeks. For anyone studying Shakespeare, these histories are a necessity to understand where Shakespeare got his material for his plays. In the lives of Marcus Brutus, Julius Caesar, Antony,...
Plutarch is an interesting historian and critic of the major noble Romans and Greeks. For anyone studying Shakespeare, these histories are a necessity to understand where Shakespeare got his material for his plays. In the lives of Marcus Brutus, Julius Caesar, Antony, Coriolanus, as well as others, a reader may notice some blantant instances of plagiarism and other close calls. Additionally, Plutarch does not spare his opinions about the charaters' choices and, in some cases, 'effeminate ways.' For World History students, these stories definitely give human life and characteristics to names that were simply ones to be memorized in a history textbook and tested on later.

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2005

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Bad Scan

Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this book is very poorly scanned. Pagination and printing is off. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿

posted by Tigonus on December 11, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Bad Scan

    Bad Scan

    Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this book is very poorly scanned. Pagination and printing is off.

    It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it.

    I guess you really do get what you pay for¿

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    A Mess

    I'm not going to be buying any more "bargain" books as most of them are unreadable.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 17, 2011

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