Plutarch s Lives Volume 1 of 4 by Plutarch

Plutarch s Lives  Volume 1  of 4  by Plutarch
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1979308659
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD. The surviving Parallel Lives comprises 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals described, but also about the times in which they lived.[not verified in body]

Plutarch s Lives

Plutarch s Lives
Author: Plutarch,John Langhorne,William Langhorne
Pages: 329
ISBN: PRNC:32101065411280
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Release: 1801
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bellow

Bellow
Author: James Atlas
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780307828330
Available:
Release: 2012-08-08
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With this masterly and original work, Bellow: A Biography, National Book Award nominee James Atlas gives the first definitive account of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s turbulent personal and professional life, as it unfolded against the background of twentieth-century events—the Depression, World War II, the upheavals of the sixties—and amid all the complexities of the Jewish-immigrant experience in America, which generated a vibrant new literature. Drawing upon a vast body of original research, including Bellow’s extensive correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and many other luminaries of the twentieth-century literary community, Atlas weaves a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most talented and enigmatic figures in American intellectual history. Detailing Bellow’s volatile marriages and numerous tempestuous relation-ships with women, publishers, and friends, Bellow: A Biography is a magnificent chronicle of one of the premier writers in the English language, whose prize-winning works include Herzog, The Adventures of Augie March, and, most recently, Ravelstein.

Selected Lives

Selected Lives
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 871
ISBN: 1853267945
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Release: 1998
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.

The Complete Collection of Plutarch s Parallel Lives

The Complete Collection of Plutarch s Parallel Lives
Author: Plutarch,John Dryden
Pages: 42
ISBN: 1505387515
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Release: 2014-12-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plutarch, later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 - 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Plutarch lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and his duties as the senior of the two priests of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi (where he was responsible for interpreting the auguries of the Pythia) apparently occupied little of his time. He led an active social and civic life while producing an extensive body of writing, much of which survived. By his writings and lectures Plutarch became a celebrity in the Roman Empire. At his country estate, guests from all over the empire congregated for serious conversation, presided over by Plutarch in his marble chair. Many of these dialogues were recorded and published, and the 78 essays and other works which have survived are now known collectively as the Moralia. Plutarch's best-known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving Lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek Life and one Roman Life, as well as four unpaired single Lives. Some of the Lives, such as those of Heracles, Philip II of Macedon and Scipio Africanus, no longer exist; many of the remaining Lives are truncated, contain obvious lacunae or have been tampered with by later writers. Extant Lives include those on Aristides, Pericles, Pompey, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Cato the Younger, Mark Antony, and Marcus Junius Brutus, all of which are included here.

Plutarch s Lives

Plutarch s Lives
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:400446038
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Release: 1758
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Greek Lives

Greek Lives
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780191605079
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Release: 1998-11-05
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

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Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. 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 story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Plutarch s Lives

Plutarch s Lives
Author: Plutarch Plutarch,John Dryden,Arthur Hugh Clough
Pages: 530
ISBN: 1340115727
Available:
Release: 2015-08-24
Editor: Sagwan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Plutarch s Parallel Lives

Plutarch   s  Parallel Lives
Author: Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9783110574715
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Release: 2018-02-19
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Parallel Lives Plutarch does not absolve his readers of the need for moral reflection by offering any sort of hard and fast rules for their moral judgement. Rather, he uses strategies to elicit readers’ active engagement with the act of judging. This book, drawing on the insights of recent narrative theories, especially narratology and reader-response criticism, examines Plutarch’s narrative techniques in the Parallel Lives of drawing his readers into the process of moral evaluation and exposing them to the complexities entailed in it. Subjects discussed include Plutarch’s prefatory projection of himself and his readers and the interaction between the two; Plutarch’s presentation of the mental and emotional workings of historical agents, which serves to re-enact the participants’ experience at the time and thus arouse empathy in the readers; Plutarch’s closural strategies and their profound effects on the readers’ moral inquiry; Plutarch’s principles of historical criticism in On the malice of Herodotus in relation to his narrative strategies in the Lives. Through illustrating Plutarch’s narrative technique, this book elucidates Plutarch’s praise-and-blame rhetoric in the Lives as well as his sensibility to the challenges inherent in recounting, reading about, and evaluating the lives of the great men of history.

The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Rise of the Roman Empire
Author: Polybius
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780141920504
Available:
Release: 2003-08-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.

Rome in Crisis

Rome in Crisis
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780141959733
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Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bringing together nine biographies from Plutarch's Parallel Lives series, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming a dignified and gracious emperor himself. Ian Scott-Kilvert's and Christopher Pelling's translations are accompanied by a new introduction, and also includes a separate introduction for each biography, comparative essays of the major figures, suggested further reading, notes and maps.

The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Volume II

The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans  Volume II
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780679641759
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Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plutarch's Parallel Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Demetrius and Antony. Plutarch was interested in the personalities of his subjects and on the way their characters molded their actions, leading them to tragedy or victory. He was a moralist of the highest order. 'It was for the sake of others that I first commenced writing biographies' he says, 'but I find myself proceeding and attaching myself to it for my own; the virtues of these great men serving me as a sort of looking-glass, in which I may see how to adjust and adorn my own life' Plutarch was a man of immense erudition who had traveled widely throughout the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and full of detail. They were the principal source of Shakespeare's Roman plays.

Plutarch s Lives

Plutarch s Lives
Author: Tim Duff
Pages: 425
ISBN: 0199252742
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Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book lucidly explains how the Parallel Lives of Plutarch (c. AD 45-120) are more than mere `sources' for history. The Lives offer us a unique insight into the reception of Classical Greece and Republican Rome in the Greek world of the second century AD. They also explore and challenge issues of psychology, education, morality, and cultural identity.

The Rise of Rome

The Rise of Rome
Author: Anthony Everitt
Pages: 478
ISBN: 9781400066636
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Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world's most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures, and internal corruptions.

Cicero

Cicero
Author: Anthony Everitt
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780375758959
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lively portrait of the quintessential Roman politician describes the life and times of the ancient statesman, based on the witty and candid letters that Cicero wrote to his friend Atticus in which he described the events and personalities that shaped the final days of Republican Rome. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Diamond Grill

Diamond Grill
Author: Fred Wah
Pages: 190
ISBN: 1897126115
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Newest Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Series of short sketches, about Wah{u2019}s father{u2019}s modern Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Nelson, BC, explore finding identity being mixed raced in a small Canadian town.

The Boys and Girls Plutarch

The Boys  and Girls  Plutarch
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 381
ISBN: EAN:4057664654724
Available:
Release: 2019-11-21
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch" by Plutarch. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Lives Englished by Sir Thomas North in Ten Volumes 1

Lives  Englished by Sir Thomas North in Ten Volumes  1
Author: Plutarch Plutarch,Thomas North
Pages: 490
ISBN: 1379076080
Available:
Release: 2018-03-02
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Plutarch s Lives Volume IV Esprios Classics

Plutarch s Lives   Volume IV  Esprios Classics
Author: PLUTARCH.
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1715655672
Available:
Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of 48 biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD. The surviving Parallel Lives comprises 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman of similar destiny, such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, or Demosthenes and Cicero. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals described, but also about the times in which they lived.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon of Greek Authors and Works

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon of Greek Authors and Works
Author: Luci Berkowitz,Squitier Berkowitz,Karl A. Squitier,William Allen Johnson
Pages: 341
ISBN: UOM:39015068053456
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A unique bibliography of literary works that survive from Greek antiquity, this Canon is a register of all the information stored in the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, a vast computerized database of Greek literature ranging from Homer to the closing of the Academy in the 6th century AD. The book encompasses nearly 2,900 authors, representing 8,000 individual works and some 57,000,000 works of Greek text. It includes invaluable information on each writer's dates and geographical origins, their works, the genre to which each work belongs, the form in which each work survives, and the number of words each contains. Of particular usefulness is information on the standard or best textual edition of each work, as recommended by a special committee of the American Philological Association. This new second edition of the Canon encompasses an additional 200 years and adds 1,200 authors to those found in the first edition, including a number of important later authors who are often the only sources for earlier texts. As the largest bibliography of extant Greek works, the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Canon is a concise literary history that can be consulted for geographical, chronological and prosopographical information as well. It is certain to become an indispensable reference tool for Greek classical scholars and will be of interest and value to those in other fields concerned with the literature.