The Makers of Rome: Nine Lives

The Makers of Rome: Nine Lives

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ISBN-13: 9780140441581
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1965
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 597,508
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Plutarch's life spanned the second half of the 1st century AD. He was highly educated in rhetoric and philosophy at Athens but his deep interest in religion led him to Delphi, where he was eventually appointed a priesthood. He travelled, most crucially to Rome, where he lectured and made friends of considerable influence. He wrote and taught throughout his life.

Ian Scott-Kilvert was the director of English Literature at the British Council and the editor of Writers and their Works. He has tranlsated three other of Plutarch's works for the Penguin Classics. He died in 1989.

Table of Contents

Makers of RomeIntroduction

1. Coriolanus

2. Fabius Maximus

3. Macellus

4. Cato the Elder

5. Tiberius Gracchus

6. Gaius Gracchus

7. Sertorius

8. Brutus

9. Mark Antony

Appendix
Maps

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The Makers of Rome: Nine Lives 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Richard7920 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Excellent description of the figures involved in the Roman Civil War with biased but entertaining observations about Mark Antony
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This book features nine Roman figures from the early times of the Republic to the death of Marc Anthony. Plutarch writes biographies clearly and gives the reader a well rounded idea of the political, economic, military, and religious happenings of Rome. This is an excellent and entertaining near-primary historical source to read.