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

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Rome's famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period.

  • Includes a new introduction, a new essay on the revised Plutarch editions, notes, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading
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Overview

Rome's famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period.

  • Includes a new introduction, a new essay on the revised Plutarch editions, notes, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140449341
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/25/2006
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 319,380
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.84 (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.
Rex Warner was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from 1964 until his retirement in He was born in 1905 and went to Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a ‘first’ in Classical Moderations, and took a degree in English Literature. He taught in Egypt and England, and was Director of the British Institute, Athens, from 1945 to 1947. He has written poems, novels and critical essays, has worked on films and broadcasting, and has translated many works, of which Xenophon’s History of My Time and The Persian Expedition, Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War, and Plutarch’s Lives (under the title Fall of the Roman Republic) and Moral Essays have been published in Penguin Classics.

Robin Seager is a reader in classics and ancient history at the University of Liverpool.

Robin Seager is a reader in classics and ancient history at the University of Liverpool.

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Table of Contents

1 Marius 3
2 Sulla : comparison of Lysander and Sulla 105
3 Crassus : comparison of Nicias and Crassus 155
4 Pompey : comparison of Agesilaus and Pompey 249
5 Caesar 254
6 Cicero : comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero 374
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