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Lives of the Noble Grecians & Roman Volume 1

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Publisher Comments:

Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome.

The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.

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Synopsis:

Written at the beginning of the second century A.D., it forms a brilliant social history of the ancient world. Plutarch was a man of immense erudition who had traveled widely throughout the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and full of detail.

About the Author

James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography and is the general editor of the Penguin Lives series. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679600084
Editor:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Translator:
Dryden, John
Translator:
Dryden, John
Editor:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Dryden, John
Author:
Clough, A. H.
Author:
Plutarch
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Classical biography
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19920905
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8.06x5.80x1.33 in. 1.56 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek

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