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Penguin Classics #158: Makers of Rome: Nine Lives

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Publisher Comments:

Nine of Plutarch's Roman Lives--Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Marcellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, and Mark Antony--illustrate the courage and tenacity of the Romans in war and their genius for political compromise, from the earliest years of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire.

Synopsis:

The nine biographies in this volume illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire.

Synopsis:

An intriguing insight into the founders of the Roman republic.

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

Coriolanus — Fabius Maximus — Marcellus — Cato the Elder — Tiberius Gracchus — Gaius Gracchus — Sertorius — Brutus — Mark Antony

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441581
Designed:
Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Author:
Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
Sc
Author:
ott-Kilvert, Ian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome Biography.
Subject:
Rome CONTRIBUTION: Scott-Kilvert, Ian. = ed. and tr.
Subject:
Biografias
Subject:
Literatura grega
Subject:
Rome History.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
127
Publication Date:
19651031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.79x5.14x.70 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140441581 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The nine biographies in this volume illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire.
"Synopsis" by , An intriguing insight into the founders of the Roman republic.

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