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Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Lives (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

'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 eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes.

Synopsis:

In the eight lives of this collection, Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxx]-xxxii) and index.

About the Author

Philip A Stadter is Falk Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Cato the Elder — Aemilius Paullus — Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus — Marius — Sulla — Pompey — Caesar — Antony.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192825025
Subtitle:
A Selection of Eight Lives
Editor:
Stadter, Philip A.
Translator:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
null, Philip A.
Author:
Waterfield, Robin
Author:
null, Robin
Translator:
Waterfield, Robin A.
Author:
Stadter, Philip A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Roman Literature
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
History, World | Ancient | Roman
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
105-686
Publication Date:
20000113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.1 in 0.9 lb

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