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The passionate statesman : Eros and politics in Plutarch's Lives

Author: Jeffrey Beneker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Passionate Statesman explores the intersection of passion and politics in Plutarch's Parallel Lives, with special emphasis on how he represents the influence of eros, or erotic desire, on the careers of some of the most prominent statesmen from Greco-Roman antiquity. Using Aristotle's notion of friendship and Plato's conception of the soul to describe the ideal marriage as based on a mutual love of character  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Plutarch.; Plutarch; Plutarch; Plutarch.; Plutarch.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Beneker
ISBN: 9780199695904 0199695903
OCLC Number: 764348610
Language Note: Includes some text in Greek.
Description: xii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Eros and Marriage --
Moral Virtue, Eros, and History --
Eros and Ambition in the Alexander--Caesar --
Eros and the Fall of Marc Antony --
Eros and the Statesman.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Beneker.
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eminently readable and mercifully concise ... Beneker presents a convincing analysis of Plutarch's treatment of eros in the Lives, with careful judgements on his treatment of source material, Read more...

 
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