Plutarch's Lives: Life of Coriolanus (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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Plutarch, later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 – 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.

Plutarch lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and his duties as the senior of the two priests of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi (where he was responsible for interpreting the auguries of ...
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Overview

*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

Plutarch, later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 – 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.

Plutarch lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and his duties as the senior of the two priests of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi (where he was responsible for interpreting the auguries of the Pythia) apparently occupied little of his time. He led an active social and civic life while producing an extensive body of writing, much of which survived. By his writings and lectures Plutarch became a celebrity in the Roman Empire. At his country estate, guests from all over the empire congregated for serious conversation, presided over by Plutarch in his marble chair. Many of these dialogues were recorded and published, and the 78 essays and other works which have survived are now known collectively as the Moralia.

Plutarch's best-known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving Lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek Life and one Roman Life, as well as four unpaired single Lives. Some of the Lives, such as those of Heracles, Philip II of Macedon and Scipio Africanus, no longer exist; many of the remaining Lives are truncated, contain obvious lacunae or have been tampered with by later writers. Extant Lives include those on Aristides, Pericles, Pompey, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Cato the Younger, Mark Antony, and Marcus Junius Brutus.

Plutarch also wrote a series of biographies, including the biographies of Demetrius, Pyrrhus, Agis and Cleomenes, Aratus and Artaxerxes, Philopoemen, Camillus, Marcellus, Flamininus, Aemilius Paulus, Galba and Otho.

This edition of Plutarch’s Life of Coriolanus is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen illustrations.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013322837
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 365 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2005

    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, 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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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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¿

    3 out of 3 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 July 7, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Informative

    Very informative on greek and roman"heroes".
    He favors the greeks, don't you think?
    The only rhing i don't necesarily like is his idea on what makes a "hero" and i don't agree with him on that point, but lots can be taken away from this, if not directly.

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    Posted May 19, 2012

    Nightcraze

    Helps her out with imploding the pigs * aaarrrggg!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Fylinfury (conolastly)

    Kills king pig

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    A voice to all

    Chlorophyll is locked up in a certain result.. Check every result for her.. Goodbye...

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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