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Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman lives

Author: Plutarch.; Philip A Stadter; Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford world's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plutarch.; Philip A Stadter; Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 019282502X 9780192825025
OCLC Number: 41834016
Language Note: Translated from Ancient Greek.
Description: xxxiv, 551 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Cato the Elder --
Aemilius Paullus --
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus --
Marius --
Sulla --
Pompey --
Caesar --
Antony.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.
Other Titles: Lives.
Responsibility: Plutarch ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with introductions and notes by Philip A. Stadter.
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"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.

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