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Plutarch's Lives: The Noble Grecians and Romans- Unabridged (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)
     

Plutarch's Lives: The Noble Grecians and Romans- Unabridged (Formatted & Optimized for Nook)

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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

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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.

Contents

Preface
Preface to the Civil Wars of Rome
Life of Plutarch

Theseus
Romulus
Comparison of Romulus with Theseus
Lycurgus
Numa Pompilius
Comparison of Numa with Lycurgus
Solon
Poplicola
Comparison of Poplicola with Solon
Themistocles
Camillus
Pericles
Fabius
Comparison of Pericles with Fabius
Alcibiades
Coriolanus
Comparison of Alcibiades with Coriolanus
Timoleon
Aemilius Paulus
Comparison of Timoleon with Aemilius Paulus
Pelopidas
Marcellus
Comparision of Pelopidas with Marcellus
Aristides
Marcus Cato
Comparison of Aristides with Marcus Cato
Philopoemen
Flamininus
Comparison of Philopoemen with Flamininus
Pyrrhus
Caius Marius
Lysander
Sylla
Comparison of Lysander with Sylla
Cimon
Lucullus
Comparison of Lucullus with Cimon
Nicias
Crassus
Comparison of Crassus with Nicias
Sertorius
Eumenes
Comparison of Sertorius with Eumenes
Agesilaus
Pompey
Comparison of Pompey and Agesilaus
Alexander
Caesar
Phocion
Cato the Younger
Agis
Cleomenes
Tiberius Gracchus
Caius Gracchus
Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes
Demosthenes
Cicero
Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero
Demetrius
Antony
Comparison of Demetrius and Antony
Dion
Marcus Brutus
Comparison of Dion and Brutus
Aratus
Artaxerxes
Galba
Otho

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text, with minor errors and omissions corrected.
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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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012575562
Publisher:
Classic Century Works
Publication date:
05/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Plutarch's Lives 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to be buying any more "bargain" books as most of them are unreadable.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Helps her out with imploding the pigs * aaarrrggg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kills king pig
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chlorophyll is locked up in a certain result.. Check every result for her.. Goodbye...