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John Dryden
Birth date: August 19, 1631
Died: May 12, 1700
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 9 months ago
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette:Read and Called Black Kitty Center Square: Read = Called Current Status of Spr...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 2 years ago
A satiric poem that illustrates a King and his son’s lack of virtue to rule. Here Dryden is actually referring to one of his friend Shadwell as king’s son and making fun of him. Although fun to read and laughable at times but the mock-heroic satire seems childish to me. Since Dryden has tried to mak...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This is often known as the "Parallel Lives" because these biographical sketches come in pairs, one Greek, one Roman, followed by a comparison. This is a thick tome. My edition of Plutarch's Lives as translated by Dryden is nearly 800 pages. And yes, I read the whole thing and was never bored. Maybe ...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 8 years ago
The second volume is not much different than the first. It plods along with a mixture of anecdote and military campaigns through lands long since renamed and against generals most of whom are familiar to only those with a Masters or above in Classical Studies. Footnotes and endnotes are nonexisten...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 8 years ago
Dense. And not a lot of fun.Plutarch, a Greek in the first century A.D. who later became a Roman citizen, drafted his Lives as a moral inquiry. He selected from history a well-known Greek and a well-known Roman and wrote briefly on each. He then concludes with a couple pages comparing their lives...
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