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Plutarch

Author: Robert Lamberton
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2001]
Series: Hermes books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to Plutarch's life and work for both general readers and students. Robert Lamberton sketches the cultural context in which Plutarch worked and discusses his family relationships,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Plutarch.; Plutarch.; Plutarchus; Plutarchus.; Plutarch.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lamberton
ISBN: 9780300088106 0300088108 9780300088113 0300088116
OCLC Number: 47002118
Description: xx, 218 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Herington --
1. Plutarch's Present --
Plutarch in Context --
The Internal Autobiography --
The Reader, the Writer, and His Books --
Plutarch the Thinker --
Plutarch the Educator --
Plutarch the Priest at Delphi --
2. Plutarch's Past --
The Project of the Parallel Lives --
The Lives and the Function of Biography --
The Mythic Limits of History --
Conquerors --
Heroes and Villains --
The Project in Retrospect --
3. Between Past and Present: The Dialogues --
The Dialogue as a Genre --
The Delphic Dialogues --
The Face in the Moon --
Socrates' Sign --
4. Plutarch's Readers --
App. 1. The Works of Plutarch --
App. 2. Translations and Select Bibliography.
Series Title: Hermes books.
Responsibility: Robert Lamberton ; foreword by John Herington.

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"An excellent book that offers real literary and historical criticism, sound scholarship, and an interesting interpretation of Plutarch's contribution and attitude." Frances B. Titchener, Utah State Read more...

 
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