Plutarch's Lives, The Complete 48 Biographies (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
1200
Utgivningsdatum
2021-01-23
Förlag
Engage Books
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 62 mm
Vikt
1757 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
5713:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Lam w/Jacket on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781774761229

Plutarch's Lives, The Complete 48 Biographies (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket)

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Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of 48 biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD. The work includes 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman of similar destiny, such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, or Demosthenes and Cicero.

Plutarch's Lives is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals described, but also about the times in which they lived. Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, but with exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. He wished to prove that the more remote past of Greece could show its men of action and achievement as well as the nearer, and therefore more impressive, past of Rome.

This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.
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Plutarch (c. AD 46 - c. 120), later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, was a Greek biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in the small town of Chaeronea, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) east of Delphi, in the Greek region of Boeotia. Plutarch studied mathematics and philosophy at the Academy of Athens under Ammonius.

Plutarch lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and was initiated into the mysteries of the Greek god Apollo. For many years Plutarch served as one of the two priests at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the site of the famous Delphic Oracle, twenty miles from his home. He probably took part in the Eleusinian Mysteries. By his writings and lectures Plutarch became a celebrity in the Roman Empire, yet he continued to reside where he was born, and actively participated in local affairs, even serving as mayor. At his country estate, guests from all over the empire congregated for serious conversation, presided over by Plutarch in his marble chair.

Plutarch was also a magistrate at Chaeronea and he represented his home town on various missions to foreign countries during his early adult years. Plutarch held the office of archon in his native municipality, probably only an annual one which he likely served more than once. He busied himself with all the little matters of the town and undertook the humblest of duties.