The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero

The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero

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by Plutarch
     
 

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Plutarch's interest is not in historical analysis but rather in character, in the influence of birth and education, in the significance of individual fame and the moral issues this raises. Born in Boeotia in AD 46, he witnessed both the best and the worst aspects of Roman life during the first century AD - the burgeoning of Latin literature, but also the long and

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Plutarch's interest is not in historical analysis but rather in character, in the influence of birth and education, in the significance of individual fame and the moral issues this raises. Born in Boeotia in AD 46, he witnessed both the best and the worst aspects of Roman life during the first century AD - the burgeoning of Latin literature, but also the long and bloody foreign and civil wars that marked the collapse of the Republic and ushered in the Empire. Collected here are the lives of the six men who played a central part in those events: Marius and Sulla, Crassus and Cicero, Pompey and Caesar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140440843
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1954
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Plutarch (c.50-c.120 AD) was a writer and thinker born into a wealthy, established family of Chaeronea in central Greece. He received the best possible education in rhetoric and philosophy, and traveled to Asia Minor and Egypt. Later, a series of visits to Rome and Italy contributed to his fame, which was given official recognition by the emperors Trajan and Hadrian. Plutarch rendered conscientious service to his province and city (where he continued to live), as well as holding a priesthood at nearby Delphi. His voluminous surviving writings are broadly divided into the "moral"works and the Parallel Lives of outstanding Greek and Roman leaders. The former (Moralia) are a mixture of rhetorical and antiquarian pieces, together with technical and moral philosophy (sometimes in dialogue form). The Lives have been influential from the Renaissance onwards.

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