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    Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Edited by 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. 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.


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    Title
    Greek Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Edited by Philip A. Stadter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540051
    ISBN 10: 0199540055
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.0099
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: DE7 .P52 2008
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Philip A Stadter is Falk Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
    Review quote
    It is ... a privilege to be offered this sparkling new translation of nine of his Greek Lives by Robin Waterfield. ... It is ... a distinguishing trait of Waterfield's that in the interests of scholarship he will go to endless lengths to find the mot juste; ... the book entirely fulfils the publisher's own criteria for inclusion in the new Oxford World's Classics list, namely to make available 'celebrated writing' in editions equipped with'perceptive commentary and essential back-ground information to meet the changing needs of readers'. To do all that also at a very modest price is an ergon (achievement) indeed. Paul Cartledge, The Anglo-Hellenic Review This attractively produced addition to the Oxford World's Classics series. Daniel Ogden, The Classical Review Vol.XLIX No.2
    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