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Plutarch
Birth date: January 07, 0050
Died: January 04, 0127
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 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...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 2 years ago
This is a selection from Plutarch's Parallel Lives focusing on notable Romans of the Republic. Interestingly, three of the lives covered here were the direct inspiration for Shakespeare - Coriolanus, Brutus and Marc Anthony. Plutarch knows how to spin a yarn and furthermore how to make a character c...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
Plutarch isn’t the problem. It’s the format which makes what would otherwise be an interesting tract impossible to read.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 4 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 7 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...
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