Rome in Crisis

Rome in Crisis

by Plutarch
     
 

A philosopher and moral essayist, Plutarch (c.46-120 AD) was also an acclaimed biographer. Bringing together nine biographies from his Parallel Lives and the Lives of the Roman Emperors, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician, bon-viveur and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho

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A philosopher and moral essayist, Plutarch (c.46-120 AD) was also an acclaimed biographer. Bringing together nine biographies from his Parallel Lives and the Lives of the Roman Emperors, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician, bon-viveur and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming a dignified and gracious emperor himself. These biographies provide a wonderfully compelling picture of the Ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449167
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
903,001
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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