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Plutarch
Birth date: January 07, 0050
Died: January 04, 0127
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mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 2 years ago
Roughly 1800 years ago, a biographer and historian decided to compare the great men of Greece and Rome to one another to give his readers inspiration to follow their example or what to avoid. Parallel Lives by Plutarch chronicles the lives of the greatest men of the ancient world and the times they...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 years ago
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 7 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 8 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 9 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 ...
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