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Plutarch

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Works: 6,260 works in 12,373 publications in 12 languages and 79,192 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Sources  Biographies  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Dubious author, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: DE7, 888.8
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The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

434 editions published between 1478 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana, established in 1849, has evolved into the world's most venerable and extensive series of editions of Greek and Latin literature, ranging from classical to Neo-Latin texts. Some 4-5 new editions are published every year
Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman lives by Plutarch( )

48 editions published between 1859 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote."--Jacket
Greek lives : a selection of nine Greek lives by Plutarch( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's biographies of eminent Greeks and Romans are renowned not just for their historical importance but also for their insights into the personalities they describe. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, Plutarch explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is implicitly to warn and educate those in his own day who wielded power. Plutarch brought to biography not only a clear moral objective, but also a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote. Influential in their own day, the Lives were drawn on by later historians and writers, including Shakespeare." "This selection of nine Lives, chosen for their range and interest, offers a new translation as well as a lucid introduction and helpful notes and indexes."--Jacket
Plutarch : the lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

26 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition. -- Publisher description
Makers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Marcellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark Antony by Plutarch( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly Marcellus, eloquent Cato and cautious Fabius. Here too are vivid portraits of ambitious, hot-tempered Coriolanus; objective, principled Brutus and open-hearted Mark Anthony, who would later be brought to life by Shakespeare. In recounting the lives of these great leaders, Plutarch also explores the problems of statecraft and power and illustrates the Roman people's genius for political compromise, which led to their mastery of the ancient world
The age of Alexander: nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title includes textual and historical notes that supplement a segment of Plutarch's "Lives" which covers the rise of Macedonia
Fall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six lives by Plutarch( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1981 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives; the translation called Dryden's by Plutarch( Book )

90 editions published between 1800 and 1924 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and Multiple languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy commonly called The morals by Plutarch( )

26 editions published between 1657 and 1985 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

31 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character studies comparing statesmen and generals of pre-Christian Greece and Rome
The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander by Plutarch( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from Theseus through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. The nine lives follow Athen's history from the legendary times of Theseus, the city's founder, to its defeat at the hands of Lysander, its Spartan conqueror. Included are the biographies of Themistocles, a brilliant but heavy-handed naval commander, Aristedes 'the Just' and Pericles, who was responsible for the buildings on the Acropolis. Plutarch's real interest in these men is not in the greatness of their victories or achievemenets but in their moral strengths, and for him the responsibility for the eventual fall of Athens lay with the weakness and ambition of its great men
The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander
Shakespeare's Plutarch; the lives of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonius, and Coriolanus in the translation of Sir Thomas North by Plutarch( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Plutarch by Plutarch( Book )

13 editions published between 1909 and 2008 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plvtarchi Vitae parallelae by Plutarch( )

10 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in Greek, Ancient and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes by Plutarch( )

22 editions published between 1579 and 1928 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's morals : translated from the Greek by several hands. Volume V by Plutarch( )

31 editions published between 1690 and 1704 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of Plutarch's Lives : Translated from the Greek, by several hands by Plutarch( )

16 editions published between 1684 and 1700 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher
 
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The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives
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Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman livesGreek lives : a selection of nine Greek livesPlutarch : the lives of the noble Grecians and RomansMakers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Marcellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark AntonyThe age of Alexander: nine Greek livesFall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six livesPlutarch's LivesPlutarch's Lives
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