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"The Parallel Lives of Plutarch" are cornerstones of Western literature, and have exerted a profound influence on writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably Shakespeare. This selection of ten biographies spans the period from the start of the fourth century BC to the early third, and covers some of the most important figures in Greek history, such as the orator Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, as well as lesser known figures such as Plato's pupil Dion of Syracuse. Each Life is an important work of literature in itself, but taken together they provide a vivid picture of the Greek world during a period that saw the collapse of Spartan power, the rise of Macedonia, the conquests of Alexander and the wars of his successors.

Timothy Duff's revised version of Ian Scott-Kilvert's translations is accompanied by a new general introduction, and introductions and notes to each Life. He has also added two Lives previously not included: Artaxerxes I, Great King of Persia from 405 to 359 BC, and Eumenes of Cardia, one of Alexander's officers.

Series: Penguin Classics

Translated by: Timothy E. Duff, Ian Scott-Kilvert
Introduction by: Timothy E. Duff
Duff, Timothy Scott-Kilvert, Ian

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ISBN-10: 0140449353

ISBN-13: 9780140449358

Barcode: 9780140449358

Publisher: Penguin Books

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"The Parallel Lives of Plutarch" are cornerstones of Western literature, and have exerted a profound influence on writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably Shakespeare. This selection of ten biographies spans the period from the start of the fourth century BC to the early third, and covers some of the most important figures in Greek history, such as the orator Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, as well as lesser known figures such as Plato's pupil Dion of Syracuse. Each Life is an important work of literature in itself, but taken together they provide a vivid picture of the Greek world during a period that saw the collapse of Spartan power, the rise of Macedonia, the conquests of Alexander and the wars of his successors.

Timothy Duff's revised version of Ian Scott-Kilvert's translations is accompanied by a new general introduction, and introductions and notes to each Life. He has also added two Lives previously not included: Artaxerxes I, Great King of Persia from 405 to 359 BC, and Eumenes of Cardia, one of Alexander's officers.

Series: Penguin Classics

Translated by: Timothy E. Duff, Ian Scott-Kilvert
Introduction by: Timothy E. Duff
Duff, Timothy Scott-Kilvert, Ian

ISBN-10: 0140449353
ISBN-13: 9780140449358
Barcode: 9780140449358
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: 
Product: Book
Format: Softback
Edition: 1st Edition
Language: English
Pages:
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