Greek Lives [NOOK Book]

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The nine lives in this selection include those of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander. Portraying virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, Plutarch explores with great insight the interplay of character and political action. This new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. - ;Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, ...
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Overview

The nine lives in this selection include those of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander. Portraying virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, Plutarch explores with great insight the interplay of character and political action. This new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. - ;Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander

'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.'

In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he
brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote.

Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. -
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191605079
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 11/5/1998
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,333,837
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
Translator's Note
Select Bibliography
Chronology
Maps
Greek Lives 1
Lycurgus 3
Solon 42
Themistocles 78
Cimon 112
Pericles 140
Nicias 180
Alcibiades 218
Agesilaus 260
Alexander 306
App Measures of Money, Weight, Capacity, Length 382
Explanatory Notes 383
Textual Notes 463
Index of Literary and Historical Sources Cited by Plutarch 466
Index of Proper Names 470
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