Plutarch's Lives

Plutarch's Lives - Modern Library Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780375756771
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
Pub date:
DEWEY: 937.0099
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 784
Weight: 432g
Height: 204mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 29mm