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    Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Volume editor Philip A. Stadter

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    DescriptionLycurgus, 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.


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    Title
    Greek Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Volume editor Philip A. Stadter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 349 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192825018
    ISBN 10: 0192825011
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    04 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    IN ADDITION TO USUAL OWC APPARATUS: 3 MAPS, APPENDIX ON MEASURES OF MONEY, WEIGHT, CAPACITY, LENGTH, INDEX OF LITERARY AND HISTORICAL SOURCES CITED BY PLUTARCH, INDEX OF PROPER NAMES