The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Lives (Illustrated)

The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Lives (Illustrated)

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by Plutarch
     
 
*Includes all 50 Lives and all of Plutarch's Parallel Lives Comparisons
*Illustrated with over 200 images
*Includes Table of Contents linking to each of the Lives

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

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*Includes all 50 Lives and all of Plutarch's Parallel Lives Comparisons
*Illustrated with over 200 images
*Includes Table of Contents linking to each of the Lives

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, all of which are included here.

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, included in this collection as well.

This edition of Plutarch’s Complete Collection of Lives is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with hundreds of images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013336469
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Lives 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Better than Penguin Classics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The life of Camillus appears to be present, but it is actually the life of Lycurgus presented again.
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