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    The Fall of the Roman Republic (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Edited by Robin Seager, Translated by Rex Warner, Introduction by Robin Seager, Revised by Robin Seager

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    DescriptionDramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the "Lives", a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.


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    Title
    The Fall of the Roman Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Edited by Robin Seager, Translated by Rex Warner, Introduction by Robin Seager, Revised by Robin Seager
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 319 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449341
    ISBN 10: 0140449345
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
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    LC classification: DG260.A1 P53 2005
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    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    25 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Plutarch (c.50-c.120 AD) was a writer and thinker born into a wealthy, established family of Chaeronea in central Greece. His voluminous surviving writings are broadly divided into the 'moral' works and the Parallel Lives of outstanding Greek and Roman leaders. The former (Moralia) are a mixture of rhetorical and antiquarian pieces, together with technical and moral philosophy (sometimes in dialogue form). The Lives have been influential from the Renaissance onwards. Robin Seager is a Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool and the author of a biography of Pompey. Rex Warner (translator) translated widely from Latin and Greek including, for Penguin, Xenophon, Thucydides and Plutarch.