Anecdotes selected from the Lives of Plutarch
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Published by Printed for Wright and son [etc.] in London .
Written in English


  • Early works to 1800,
  • Biography

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Edition Notes

ContributionsCedrick, pseud., comp
LC ClassificationsDE7.P7 C4
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25602895M
LC Control Number19010610

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Although historical information is included in the work, Plutarch wrote it originally to inspire emulation in youth, so the emphasis is on character, moral choice, and anecdote. Sir Thomas North's 5/5(1). Plutarch's surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers. Plutarch, later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus; (AD 46 – AD ) was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia/5. Plutarch, Selected Lives Imitation Leather See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Imitation Leather "Please retry" $ $ $ Imitation Leather $ 15 Used from $ 11 New from $6 Manufacturer: Franklin Library.   Much of our knowledge of the classical world is from Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, an entertaining book to boot Plutarch was a Greek writer who lived in the Roman empire a century or so after the.

Marcus Cato Sulla Aemilius Paullus Pompey The Gracchi Marius Julius Caesar Anthony 'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror The experience is . 1. Plutarch effectively invented the genre of biography. Plutarch’s innovative approach to biography was to take two important figures – one from Greek civilisation and the other from the Roman empire – and compare and contrast their characters, fortunes, and outlooks. This is the basis for his most famous work, the Parallel Lives. An introduction to Plutarch’s thought and writings from a literary perspective; for the general reader. In the three chapters devoted to the Lives, that of . Plutarch's first biographical works were the Lives of the Roman Emperors from Augustus to these, only the Lives of Galba and Otho survive. The Lives of Tiberius and Nero are extant only as fragments, provided by Damascius (Life of Tiberius, cf. his Life of Isidore) and Plutarch himself (Life of Nero, cf. Galba ), respectively. These early emperors’ biographies .

[Plutach's Lives, Translated from the Original Greek; With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch by John Langhorne, William . Plutarch, biographer and author whose works strongly influenced the evolution of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century. Among his approximately works, the most important are Parallel Lives and Moralia, or Ethica. The surviving lives, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, as such, but in exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. Parallel Lives, also called Lives, influential collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman soldiers, legislators, orators, and statesmen written as Bioi parallëloi by the Greek writer Plutarch near the end of his life. By comparing a famous Roman with a famous Greek, Plutarch intended to provide model patterns of behaviour and to encourage mutual respect between Greeks and .