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Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Lives (Oxford 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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199537389
Author:
Plutarch
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Waterfield, Robin
Introduction by:
Stadter, Philip A.
Introduction:
Stadter, Philip A.
Author:
null, Philip A.
Author:
Waterfield, Robin
Author:
Stadter, Philip A.
Author:
null, Robin
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Statesmen -- Rome.
Subject:
History, World | Ancient | Roman
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.2 in 0.9 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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