Plutarch's Lives; Volume Ii
  • Plutarch's Lives; Volume Ii
  • Plutarch's Lives; Volume Ii
ISBN: 0375756779
EAN13: 9780375756771
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 10, 2001
Pages: 752
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Mestrius Plutarchus (c. 46 -120), better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Greece. He studied mathematics and philosophy at the Academy of Athens under Ammonius from 66 to 67. He had a number of influential friends, including Soscius Senecio and Fundanus, both important senators, to whom some of his later writings were dedicated. His oeuvre consists of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia. He travelled widely in the Mediterranean world, including central Greece, Sparta, Corinth, Patrae, Sardes, Alexandria, and two trips to Rome. He led an active social and civic life while producing an incredible body of writing, much of which is still extant. His Life of Pyrrhus is a key text because it is the main historical account on Roman history for the period from 293 to 264 BC, for which neither Dionysius nor Livy have surviving texts. Amongst his other works are Plutarch's Lives (1914), The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch and Essays and Miscellanies.

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   Great Volume
The pages are a little thinnish and the binding can't take much abuse, but everything is here. The Moralia can now get a complete issue also.
 
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   Who can resist the biographies of ancient Greeks and Romans ...
Who can resist the biographies of the ancient Greeks and Romans when they are compared to each other. Today, Plutarch speaks to us. These noble characters teach us through the ages about morality and real heroism.
 
4
   Some things don't change
It was wonderful to read back in time and to go through such a classic. You can't help, but wonder if Shakespeare read this when writing.
 
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   It's not for everyone
Either it is Plutarch or the translator, but it seems to be actually written poorly. I was disappointed as one who consumed Thucydides and Livy with relish. It was work to read and the content did not seem to justify the effort. I quit fairly early on ''.
 
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   Picture of TOC so you know what’s included in Volume 2
I include the TOC because it was frustrating comparing different publishers'versions of Plutarch and not knowing what lives were in which book. This does not have the lineparagraph cites that you see often. This is better for reading purposes, but can be frustrating if you’re trying to reference it to scholarship.
 
5
   so amazing what knowledge we get from reading these history books ...
I still did not finish it, but I can 't wait for my bedtime to come for me to run off to my books, i love it greatly. So, I think I have this book about great historical people, fantastic love y Amazon.
 
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