Plutarch's Lives (Volume 1 Of 2)

Plutarch's Lives (Volume 1 Of 2)

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"Lives" is a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch who lived during the first and second century AD. "Lives" consists of twenty-three paired biographies, one Greek and one Roman, and four unpaired, which explore the influence of character on the lives and destinies of the subjects. Rather than

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"Lives" is a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch who lived during the first and second century AD. "Lives" consists of twenty-three paired biographies, one Greek and one Roman, and four unpaired, which explore the influence of character on the lives and destinies of the subjects. Rather than providing strictly historical accounts, Plutarch was most concerned with capturing this issue of character. This volume, volume 1 of 2, contains the first half of this classic history in which you will find the biographies of the following persons: Theseus, Romulus, Lycurgus, Numa Pompilius, Solon, Poplicola, Themistocles, Camillus, Pericles, Fabius, Alcibiades, Coriolanus, Timoleon, Æmilius Paulus, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Aristides, Marcus Cato, Philopœmen, Flamininus, Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, Lysander, Sylla, Cimon, Lucullus, Nicias, and Crassus.

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ISBN-13:
9781420933512
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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Plutarch's Lives 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to be buying any more "bargain" books as most of them are unreadable.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Helps her out with imploding the pigs * aaarrrggg!
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Kills king pig
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Chlorophyll is locked up in a certain result.. Check every result for her.. Goodbye...