Plutarch and history eighteen studies by C. B. R. Pelling

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Published by Classical Press of Wales, Distributor in the U.S.A., D. Brown Book Co. in Swansea, Oakville, Ct .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Plutarch -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Historiography,
  • Greece -- History -- 146 B.C.-323 A.D. -- Historiography

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Book details

StatementChristopher Pelling.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA4383 .P45 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 493 p. ;
Number of Pages493
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18919861M
ISBN 100715631284
OCLC/WorldCa50552352

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Book Description: Much of ancient history can only be written thanks to evidence supplied by Plutarch. The historical methods and qualities of this vital source. Plutarch in his "Lives Of The Noble Grecians And Romans" written around C.E., sheds new light on Greek and Roman history from their Bronze Age beginnings, shrouded in myth, down through Alexander and late Republican Rome.5/5(5).

Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; c. 46 – ), better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, and writer of biographies and essays. Plutarch was born into a well-known family in Chaeronea, Boeotia Greece, a town about twenty miles east of works are Parallel Lives and Moralia.

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The main characters of this history, classics story are. The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. Plutarch's philosophical work remained largely in the shadow of his celebrated Lives, partly because it was often dubbed ‘popular philosophy’, and partly because it was thought to be lacking in originality.

This book contributes to the ‘rehabilitation’ of Plutarch as a serious philosopher by discussing his work as a teacher, interpreter, and, eventually, historian of philosophy.

Plutarch, born Plutarchos (Greek: Πλούταρχος) then, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Μέστριος Πλούταρχος), c. 46 – AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Lives that Made Greek History by Plutarch at Barnes & Noble.

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Author: Plutarch. Parallel Lives, also called Lives, influential collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman soldiers, legislators, orators, and statesmen written as Bioi parallëloi by the Greek writer Plutarch near the end of his life.

By comparing a famous Roman with a famous Greek, Plutarch intended to provide model patterns of behaviour and to encourage mutual respect between Greeks and Romans.

About Plutarch. Plutarch (cc AD) was a writer and thinker born into a wealthy, established family of Chaeronea in central Greece. He received the best possible education in rhetoric and philosophy, and traveled to Asia Minor and Egypt. Later, a series of More about Plutarch.

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The Plutarch is the world’s only literary award given to biographers by biographers. Named after the famous ancient Greek biographer, the Plutarch is awarded to the best biography of the year by a committee of five distinguished biographers from nominations received by BIO members and publishers.

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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch offers the first comprehensive analysis of Plutarch’s rich reception history from the Roman Imperial period through Late Antiquity and Byzantium to the Renaissance, Enlightenment and the modern era.

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The historical methods and qualities of this vital source were for long subjected to little systematic analysis. Even though Plutarch tried to give to his writings the least bias possible, I could definitely sense an admiration, high regard and appreciation of the monarch by the historian.

And if we add the extreme loyalty of a Greek to a Greek present in the society, we can see the tremendous role the author played in our understanding and acknowledgment. For Plutarch, life and the course of history insist that we face up to who we are and this is as harrowing as it is liberating; it is the source of our destruction as much as it is the springboard Author: Chadwick Jenkins.

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The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes.5/5(1).

You recall that Herodotus was the father of history. Well, Plutarch must be the father of biography. Like Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius, he was Greek. But Plutarch lived much later, in the first and second century AD–three centuries after Hannibal and Scipio.

The public loved Plutarch, too: from the founding of this country until well into the nineteenth century, a translation of Plutarch’s Parallel Lives was the second most likely book to be found in American homes, following only the Bible.

Plutarch’s biographies were regarded as essential reading for young people because they revealed in. These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire.

Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly Marcellus, eloquent Cato and cautious. The patrician house of the Marcii in Rome produced many men of distinction, and among the rest, Ancus Marcius, grandson to Numa by his daughter, and king after Tullus Hostilius; of the same family were also Publius and Quintus Marcius, which two conveyed into the city the best and most abundant supply of water they have at Rome.

As likewise Censorinus, who, having been twice chosen censor by. Plutarch’s Lives remains one of the world’s most profoundly influential literary works.

Written at the beginning of the second century, it forms a brilliant social history of the ancient world. second volume includes Alexander and Caesar, Demetrius and Antony, Dion and Marcus Brutus, the aforementioned Demosthenes and Cicero, as well as. Plutarch - Lives of the Noble Greeks by Plutarch and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Plutarch's history of Europe's ancient past is invaluable for those looking to understand current events in light of history.

It is said that Benjamin Franklin read this book at the age of seven. If this is true, we may have discovered why he was known as the "Great Compromiser.".

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Plutarch was a Greek writer who lived from 46 to AD. To quote from the Philip's World History Encyclopedia, "his best-known work is his Parallel Lives, which consists of paired biographies of famous Greeks and Romans. Shakespeare used it as the source for his Roman history plays." Dr.

George Grant of King's Meadow Study Center has written. The author Plutarch was a 2nd century Roman biographer. He compared city founders, generals, and kings from ancient Greece and Rome, looking at their strong points and blemishes.See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.

A guide to Roman websites which assesses the other "megasites". RomanSites is also especially good at keeping track of changes in URLs. The best guide to Roman site web projects. From Herodotus and Livy. Book 6: 11,27, 39; Book 7: 19,27, 29, 38, Works by Plutarch. Aemilius Paulus Written 75 A.C.E.

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