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Greek and Roman Lives (Dover Giant Thrift Editions)

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Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures. Plutarch sought to explore the characters and personalities of great men, to see how individual natures led ultimately to tragedy or victory. This selection from Plutarch's massive work profiles five Greeks and five Romans. The translation used here is by an unknown writer, but was associated with John Dryden's name because it was originally published in 1683-1686, in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by Dryden. In 1864, it was revised by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose introduction and notes are also featured.

The great men profiled here include Solon, the lawmaker of Athens, who fostered the growth of the city's democratic institutions; Pericles, whose legendary eloquence was epitomized by his well-known funeral oration; and Alexander the Great, whose incredible eleven-year journey of conquest extended from his native Macedonia to Egypt and India. Among the Romans are the warrior-statesman Marius, who opposed the ruling aristocracy and opened the army to commoners; Cicero, the famous orator; and Julius Caesar, whose extensive character sketch provided Shakespeare with the material for one of his greatest plays.

Synopsis:

"This Dover edition, first published in 2005, is a new selection, comprising ten lives plus most of Arthur Hugh Clough's Introduction, from Plutarch's Lives: the translation called Dryden's, published by Little, Brown and Co., Boston, in 1864. The lives are unabridged."

Synopsis:

Plutarch's biographies of Solon, Pericles, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, and others form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. This rich collection reveals the character and personalities of Greece and Rome's most influential figures. It is Plutarch's most enduring work and is an exceptional choice for biography lovers and readers of ancient history.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Greeks

  Solon

  Themistocles

  Pericles

  Alcibiades

  Alexander

The Romans

  Caius Marius

  Sulla (Sylla)

  Pompey

  Cæsar

  Cicero

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486445762
Translator:
Dryden, John
Revised:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Translator:
Dryden, John
Revised by:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Revised:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Plutarch
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Cl
Author:
Dryden, John
Author:
ough, Arthur Hugh
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Rome Biography.
Subject:
Greece Biography.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.83 lb

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Product details 416 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486445762 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This Dover edition, first published in 2005, is a new selection, comprising ten lives plus most of Arthur Hugh Clough's Introduction, from Plutarch's Lives: the translation called Dryden's, published by Little, Brown and Co., Boston, in 1864. The lives are unabridged."
"Synopsis" by ,
Plutarch's biographies of Solon, Pericles, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, and others form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. This rich collection reveals the character and personalities of Greece and Rome's most influential figures. It is Plutarch's most enduring work and is an exceptional choice for biography lovers and readers of ancient history.
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