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    Rome in Crisis: Tiberius Gracchus - Gaius Gracchus Sertorius - Lucullus Younger Cato - Brutus - Antony Galba - Otho (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert, Translated by Christopher Pelling

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    DescriptionBringing together nine biographies from Plutarch's "Parallel Lives" series, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming a dignified and gracious emperor himself. Ian Scott-Kilvert's and Christopher Pelling's translations are accompanied by a new introduction, and also includes a separate introduction for each biography, comparative essays of the major figures, suggested further reading, notes and maps. "Rome in Crisis" joins Penguin Classics' complete revised Plutarch in six volumes. Other titles include "On Sparta", "Fall of the Roman Republic", "The Rise of Rome" (forthcoming 2013) and "The Rise and Fall of Athens" (forthcoming 2014).


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    Title
    Rome in Crisis
    Subtitle
    Tiberius Gracchus - Gaius Gracchus Sertorius - Lucullus Younger Cato - Brutus - Antony Galba - Otho
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert, Translated by Christopher Pelling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 752
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 512 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449167
    ISBN 10: 0140449167
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    DC22: B
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    LC classification: DG
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    PLUTARCH (c. 50 - c. 120 AD) was a Greek writer and thinker. He received the best possible education in rhetoric and philosophy, and travelled to Asia Minor and Egypt. Later, a series of visits to Rome and Italy contributed to his fame, and it was said that he had received official recognition by the emperors Trajan and Hadrian. His voluminous surviving writings are broadly divided into the 'moral' works and the Lives of outstanding Greek and Roman leaders. IAN SCOTT-KILVERTwas Director of English Literature at the British Council and Editor of Writers and Their Works. For the Penguin Classics, he translated Plutarch's Makers of Rome, The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives and The Age of Alexander, and Cassius Dio's The Roman History. He died in 1989. CHRISTOPHER PELLING is Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University. He published a commentary on Plutarch's Life of Antony in 1988 (Cambridge University Press) and most of his articles on Plutarch are collected in his Plutarch and History (Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002).