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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Plutarch Eight Great Lives by Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Publication date Publisher Holt, Rinehart And Winston Collection universallibrary Contributor. Plutarch's Lives Volume Eight (The Temple Plutarch) by Sir Thomas North and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Buy a cheap copy of Lives (Harvard Classics, Vol 12) book by Plutarch. Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential Free shipping over $ Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 1, pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Description. 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, written in the late 1st century.
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The surviving lives, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, as such, but in exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. Plutarch's Lives is a slog which I labored through until the last 40 pages or so out of about 1, The main difficulty is the translation which at times is virtually incomprehensible. My fifth grade English teacher would have worn out a hundred red pencils just writing "indefinite antecedent" which was my own main crime back then/5(). Plutarch (c. CE) wrote on many subjects. His forty-six Lives are biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs, one Greek figure and one similar Roman, though the last four lives are single. They not only record careers and illustrious deeds but also offer rounded portraits of statesmen, orators, and military leaders. Certainly Plutarch's Lives has been seminal; from its raw material, Western dramatists and poets—especially Shakespeare, of course, in Coriolanus, Julius .