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Overview

This book lucidly explains how the Parallel Lives of Plutarch (c. AD 45-120) are more than mere 'sources' for history. The Lives offer us a unique insight into the reception of Classical Greece and Republican Rome in the Greek world of the second century AD. They also explore and challenge issues of psychology, education, morality, and cultural identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199252749
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. I. The Moralizing Programme The Programmatic Statements of the Lives
2. Moralism in Plutarch's Lives
3. The Soul of a Plutarchan Hero
4. II. Exploring Virtue and Vice: The case Studies The Lives of Pyrrhos and Marius
5. The Lives of Phokion and Cato Minor
6. The Lives of Lysander and Sulla
7. The Lives of Coriolanus and Alkibiades
8. III. Writing in Parallel Synkrisis and the Synkriseis in the Parallel Lives
9. The Politics of Parallelism
Appendix 1 Plutarch and Ancestors
Appendix 2 Plutarch and Chronology

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