Greek lives a selection of nine Greek lives by Plutarch

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Published by New York, Oxford University Press in Oxford .

Written in English

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  • Greece -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxviii]-xxx) and indexes.

Book details

StatementPlutarch ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with introductions and notes by Philip A. Stadter.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesOxford world"s classics, Oxford world"s classics (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsWaterfield, Robin, 1952-, Stadter, Philip A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDE7 .P52 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 483 p. :
Number of Pages483
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL357581M
ISBN 100192825011
LC Control Number98017490

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The surviving Parallel Lives (Greek: Βίοι Παράλληλοι, Bíoi Parállēloi) comprises 23 pairs of. Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and 5/5(1).

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Vinge, ). Greek gods and goddesses are highlighted in this illustrated primer on Greek mythology. This is Greece (Miroslav Sasek. Career. Waterfield was born inand studied Classics at Manchester University, where he achieved a first class degree in He went on to research ancient Greek philosophy at King's College, Cambridge untilafter which he became a lecturer at Newcastle University and then St Andrews University.

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Introduces new generations to Plato's urbane erudition. Features biographies of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander.

Most of the characters, Greek and Roman, who come to us in the Parallel Lives had too much of the complexity of human nature to be either saints or villains. Plutarch was far too intelligent and. Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.

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In prose that is rich. Parallel Lives is a collection of biographies about great men and leaders from Greece and Rome. There are twenty-two pairs of biographies in total with only four not existing today: they include.

Jan 01,  · Plutarch, biographer and author whose works strongly influenced the evolution of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century.

Among his approximately works, the most important are Parallel Lives and Moralia, or Ethica. Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings.

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. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Plutarch. An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article.

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