Greek Lives

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Greek Lives

Greek Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191605077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Rise and Fall of Athens

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The Rise and Fall of Athens

The Rise and Fall of Athens

Nine Greek Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141921463
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.

Lives that Made Greek History

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Lives that Made Greek History

Lives that Made Greek History

  • Author: Plutarch,James S. Romm,Pamela Mensch
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603849157
  • Category:
  • Page: 312
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Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources. In this compilation from Plutarch's Greek Lives, James Romm gathers the material of greatest historical significance from fifteen biographies, ranging from Theseus in earliest times to Phocion in the late fourth century BCE. While preserving the outlines of Plutarch's character portraits, Romm focuses on the central stories of classical Greece: the rivalry between Athens, Sparta, and Thebes, the rise of Macedon, and the conflicts between these European states and the Achaemenid Persian empire. Bridging Plutarch's gaps with concise summaries, Romm creates a coherent narrative of the classical Greek world. This edition features the elegant new translation of Pamela Mensch. Footnotes provide the historical context often omitted by Plutarch and plentiful and detailed cross-references. Also included are a bibliography, maps, a chronological chart, a glossary, and an index.

City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish

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City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish

City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish

Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

  • Author: Peter Parsons
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 178022530X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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How an ancient rubbish dump has given us a unique view of life 2,000 years ago In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering these fragments began. It is still going on today. As well as Christian writings from totally unknown gospels and Greek poems not seen by human eyes since the fall of Rome, there are tax returns, petitions, private letters, sales documents, leases, wills and shopping lists. What they found was the entire life of a flourishing market-town - Oxyrhynchos ( the `city of the sharp-nosed fish' ), - encapsulated in its waste paper. The total lack of rain in this part of Egypt had preserved the papyrus beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. We hear the voices of barbers, bee-keepers and boat-makers, dyers and donkey-drivers, weavers and wine-merchants, set against the great events of late antiquity: the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of Christianity. The result is an extraordinary and unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley between Alexander the Great in 300 BC and the Arab conquest a thousand years later.

Plutarch's Greek Lives

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Plutarch's Greek Lives

Plutarch's Greek Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

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A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

  • Author: David Stuttard
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500772207
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The political leaders, writers, artists and philosophers of ancient Greece turned a few city states into a pan-Mediterranean civilization. But who were these people, what do we know of their lives and how did they interact with one another? This highly readable, original new approach to telling the history of Greece weaves together the lives of the movers and shakers of the Greek world into a continuous narrative up until the rise of Rome. From mathematics to politics, from painting and sculpture to sport, the reader will meet both the famous and less well-known figures such as Milo, the Olympic wrestler; Aspasia, the brilliant female intellectual; Zeuxis, the painter who invented trompe l'oeil; and Epaminondas, who taught tactics to Philip of Macedon. David Stuttard has written numerous books on the Classical world including 'The Parthenon: Power and Politics on the Acropolis'.

Greek Gods, Human Lives

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Greek Gods, Human Lives

Greek Gods, Human Lives

What We Can Learn from Myths

  • Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300107692
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

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Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

  • Author: William Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography
  • Page: N.A
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The Age of Alexander

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The Age of Alexander

The Age of Alexander

Nine Greek Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780140442861
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 443
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Introduction by G.T.Griffith

The statesman in Plutarch&s works. 2. “The” statesman in Plutarch&s Greek and Roman "Lives"

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The statesman in Plutarch&s works. 2. “The” statesman in Plutarch&s Greek and Roman "Lives"

The statesman in Plutarch&s works. 2. “The” statesman in Plutarch&s Greek and Roman

  • Author: Lukas De Blois
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004138080
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 395
  • View: 8799
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This volume presents the second half of the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the International Plutarch Society (2002). The selected papers are divided by theme in sections concentrating on statesmen and statesmanship in Plutarch's Greek and Roman Lives. The volume bears witness to the ongoing, wide-ranging interest in Plutarch's biographies.