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The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives

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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.

About 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.

Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert

Introduction

Theseus

Solon

Themistocles

Aristides

Cimon

Pericles

Nicias

Alcibiades

Lysander

Maps

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441024
Translator:
Kilvert, Ian S.
Translator:
Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Translator:
Kilvert, Ian S.
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greece Biography.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 259
Publication Date:
19600931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.63 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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