Plutarch's Lives: The Noble Grecians and Romans- Unabridged (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)by Plutarch
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This classic ebook contains the fifty lives of famous Greeks and Romans written by first century Greek historian and biographer Plutarch. Plutarch (c. 46 – 120 AD), was a Greek-born Roman citizen who was an historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his LIVES and MORALS. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.
PLUTARCH'S LIVES is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st Century. The surviving Lives contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. Eighteen pairs of lives have comparison sections, following the life of the second person.
Preface to the Civil Wars of Rome
Life of Plutarch
Comparison of Romulus with Theseus
Comparison of Numa with Lycurgus
Comparison of Poplicola with Solon
Comparison of Pericles with Fabius
Comparison of Alcibiades with Coriolanus
Comparison of Timoleon with Aemilius Paulus
Comparision of Pelopidas with Marcellus
Comparison of Aristides with Marcus Cato
Comparison of Philopoemen with Flamininus
Comparison of Lysander with Sylla
Comparison of Lucullus with Cimon
Comparison of Crassus with Nicias
Comparison of Sertorius with Eumenes
Comparison of Pompey and Agesilaus
Cato the Younger
Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes
Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero
Comparison of Demetrius and Antony
Comparison of Dion and Brutus
This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text, with minor errors and omissions corrected.
The e-text was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is fully indexed, making it easier to access every chapter of the book. Within seconds, you'll be able to read any part of the book that you want! It's been formatted for the Nook to allow you the best reading experience.
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Plutarch is an interesting historian and critic of the major noble Romans and Greeks. For anyone studying Shakespeare, these histories are a necessity to understand where Shakespeare got his material for his plays. In the lives of Marcus Brutus, Julius Caesar, Antony, Coriolanus, as well as others, a reader may notice some blantant instances of plagiarism and other close calls. Additionally, Plutarch does not spare his opinions about the charaters' choices and, in some cases, 'effeminate ways.' For World History students, these stories definitely give human life and characteristics to names that were simply ones to be memorized in a history textbook and tested on later.
Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this book is very poorly scanned. Pagination and printing is off. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿
I'm not going to be buying any more "bargain" books as most of them are unreadable.
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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Very informative on greek and roman"heroes". He favors the greeks, don't you think? The only rhing i don't necesarily like is his idea on what makes a "hero" and i don't agree with him on that point, but lots can be taken away from this, if not directly.
Helps her out with imploding the pigs * aaarrrggg!
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