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The Age of Alexander

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Plutarch's influential writings on the ancient world.

Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by countless writers since the Renaissance. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, revealing why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific "death of two boats"; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander self-destructed after conquering half the world.

About the Author

Plutarch (AD c. 50-120) was a Greek writer and thinker.

Ian Scott-Kilvert translated the Penguin Classics editions of Plutarch's Makers of Rome, The Rise and Fall of Athens, and Nine Greek Lives. He died in 1989.

Timothy E. Duff is a reader in classics at the University of Reading and has published extensively on Plutarch.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449358
Author:
Plutarch
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Scott-Kilvert, Ian
Author:
Duff, Timothy E.
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.85 x 5.15 x 1.19 in 1.01 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » General
Languages » ESL » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Mammals

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