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Parallel Lives, I (Loeb Classical Library)

Parallel Lives, I (Loeb Classical Library)

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Bernadotte Perrin

Bernadotte Perrin


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Description: Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 14 December 1914
ISBN-10 : 0674990528 | ISBN-13: 9780674990524
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"Most popular of Plutarch's writings have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman). The irresistably humane Lives give not merely a record of careers and illustrious deeds but rounded portraits of statesmen, orators, and military leaders. For, Plutarch says: "It is not Histories I am writing, but Lives"; the virtues (or vices) and character of his subjects is what he seeks "and by means of these t"