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    Plutarch (Hermes Books) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Lamberton

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    DescriptionWritten around the year 100, Plutarch's Lives have shaped perceptions of the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans for nearly two thousand years. This engaging and stimulating book introduces both general readers and students to Plutarch's own life and work. Robert Lamberton sketches the cultural context in which Plutarch worked-Greece under Roman rule-and discusses his family relationships, background, education, and political career. There are two sides to Plutarch: the most widely read source on Greek and Roman history and the educator whose philosophical and pedagogical concerns are preserved in the vast collection of essays and dialogues known as the Moralia. Lamberton analyzes these neglected writings, arguing that we must look here for Plutarch's deepest commitment as a writer and for the heart of his accomplishment. Lamberton also explores the connection between biography and historiography and shows how Plutarch's parallel biographies served the continuing process of cultural accommodation between Greeks and Romans in the Roman Empire. He concludes by discussing Plutarch's influence and reputation through the ages.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Lamberton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 277 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300088113
    ISBN 10: 0300088116

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25720
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO009000, HIS002010
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    DC21: 938.007202
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    DC22: 938/.007/202
    LC classification: PA4382 .L36 2001
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    LC classification: 2001002862
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSK
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Review quote
    "An excellent book that offers real literary and historical criticism, sound scholarship, and an interesting interpretation of Plutarch's contribution and attitude." Frances B. Titchener, Utah State University