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Plutarch

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Plutarch was born during the reign of Claudius, around A.D. 45, at Chaeronea in Boeotia, a town of historic but somewhat faded importance. His family, originally from Thebes, had long enjoyed local distinction, a tradition he was to maintain in a life full of civic accomplishments. He founded a school of philosophy, served as Archon of Chaeronea, and eventually officiated as a priest of Apollo at Delphi. Only a few details of his life can be gleaned from his writings. At the time of Emperor Nero's visit to Greece in A.D. 66, Plutarch was by his own account a student of... Read More

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The Life of Alexander the Great

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by Victor Hanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $9.95

From one of the most eminent biographers of the ancient world, here is the story that has intrigued readers for centuries--the young king of Macedonia who became known as one of the greatest military geniuses of all time.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote the Introduction to this Modern Library edition of Plutarch's The... Read more >
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The Life of Alexander the Great

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by Victor Hanson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $8.99

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The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Plutarch


Format: eBook, 800 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $14.99

Plutarch's "Parallel Lives," written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world.  They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades... Read more >

The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume II
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Plutarch


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $13.99

Plutarch's "Parallel Lives," written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world.  They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades... Read more >

Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Introduction by Tony Podlecki


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Exam Copy
Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by James Atlas


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by James Atlas


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $14.95

Plutarchs 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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