The Fall of the Roman Republic

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The Fall of the Roman Republic

Format:  Paperback,

414 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Apr 2006

ISBN-13: 9780140449341

ISBN-10: 0140449345

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Rome's famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period.Includes a new introduction, a new essay on the revised Plutarch editions, notes, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Apr 2006
ISBN-13: 9780140449341
ISBN-10: 0140449345
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 414
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 1.0

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Biography of Plutarch

PLUTARCH. c.46--c. 125 Considered by many to be the most important Greek writer of the early Roman period, Plutarch was a member of a well-to-do Greek family, a chief magistrate, a priest at Delphi, and an exceptionally well-read individual. His philosophical views were based on those of Plato and, although a Greek, he esteemed the achievements and attributes of the Romans. By the time Plutarch's works were published for the first time in the eleventh century, some had already been lost.

He wrote innumerable essays on philosophical, historical, political, religious, and literary subjects, 78 of which survive today and are known collectively as the "Moralia". He is known primarily, however, for his Parallel Lives of Greeks and Romans, which consists of 50 biographies---23 of prominent Greeks, 23 of Roman leaders, and 4 separate lives---accompanied at intervals by short comparative essays. Although historical information is included in the work, Plutarch wrote it originally to inspire emulation in youth, so the emphasis is on character, moral choice, and anecdote. Sir Thomas North's 1579 translation into English of Parallel Lives became an important source for William Shakespeare which he used for three plays, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus.

Chapter outline

Mariusp. 3
Sulla : comparison of Lysander and Sullap. 105
Crassus : comparison of Nicias and Crassusp. 155
Pompey : comparison of Agesilaus and Pompeyp. 249
Caesarp. 254
Cicero : comparison of Demosthenes and Cicerop. 374

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