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    Plutarch's Lives: v. 2 (Modern Library Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Introduction by James Atlas, Foreword by Arthur Hugh Clough, Translated by John Dryden

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    DescriptionPlutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.


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    Title
    Plutarch's Lives: v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Introduction by James Atlas, Foreword by Arthur Hugh Clough, Translated by John Dryden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375756771
    ISBN 10: 0375756779
    Classifications

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    LC classification: DE7 .P513 2001
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    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Modern Library Inc
    Publication date
    10 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography and is the general editor of the "Penguin Lives" series. He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "A Bible for heroes."
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    Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.