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Plutarch's Lives Volume One (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) (B&n Library of Essential Reading)

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Plutarch defined for all ages the character of Greek and Roman moral identity. He studied what constitutes the best in a human being, and which, in turn, determines a persons role in the world. Blending history and biography, Plutarch evokes the characters of great leaders in history. He systematically pairs a Greek with a Roman, comparing characters and lives with similar careers so as to serve his particular goal of moral instruction. In vivid prose, he describes the awesome spectacle of the actions of men of enormous desires and ambitions responding to impossible situations.

About the Author

Plutarch most likely was born in the 40s CE to a wealthy leading family. He studied in Athens and traveled widely through Greece and the empire, from Alexandria to Rome, but remained a lifelong resident of Chaeronea in Central Greece. He held several municipal and regional offices. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760780923
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Translator:
Dryden, John
Editor:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Dryden, John
Author:
Lehmann, Clayton Miles
Author:
Clough, Arthur Hugh
Author:
Plutarch
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
HISTORY - HIST BIOG TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Publication Date:
20060817
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.73 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek and Roman
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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