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    Description"The Parallel Lives of Plutarch" are cornerstones of Western literature, and have exerted a profound influence on writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably Shakespeare. This selection of ten biographies spans the period from the start of the fourth century BC to the early third, and covers some of the most important figures in Greek history, such as the orator Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, as well as lesser known figures such as Plato's pupil Dion of Syracuse. Each Life is an important work of literature in itself, but taken together they provide a vivid picture of the Greek world during a period that saw the collapse of Spartan power, the rise of Macedonia, the conquests of Alexander and the wars of his successors. Timothy Duff's revised version of Ian Scott-Kilvert's translations is accompanied by a new general introduction, and introductions and notes to each Life. He has also added two Lives previously not included: Artaxerxes I, Great King of Persia from 405 to 359 BC, and Eumenes of Cardia, one of Alexander's officers.


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    Title
    The Age of Alexander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Introduction by Timothy Duff, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert, Translated by Timothy Duff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449358
    ISBN 10: 0140449353
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE, APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002010, BIO006000
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC23: 920.038
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 maps (black and white)
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    PLUTARCH (c. AD 45-120), the Greek philosopher, lived at the height of the Roman Empire and is author of one of the largest and collections of writings to have survived from Classical antiquity. His work is traditionally divided into two: the Moralia, which include a vast range of philosophical, scientific, moral and rhetorical works, and the Lives or biographies. Almost fifty such biographies survive, most from his collection of Parallel Lives, in which biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen are arranged in pairs. IAN SCOTT-KILVERT was Director of English Literature at the British Council and Editor of Writers and the Works. He also translated Cassius Dio's The Roman History as well as Plutarch's The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives and Makers of Rome for Penguin Classics. He died in 1989. TIMOTHY E. DUFF is Reader in Classics at the University of Reading. He is author of Plutarch's Lives: Exploring Virtue and Vice (Oxford 1999), and the Greek and Roman Historians (Duckworth 2003) and has published extensively on Plutarch.