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Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives
By Philip A. Stadter (introduced by), Robin Waterfield (trans) and Plutarch
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 15, 2009
Pages 551
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199537389
ISBN-10 0199537380
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.'
In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Rome. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (March 15, 2009); titled "Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives"
9780199537389 | details & prices | 551 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
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About: 'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror.
from Oxford Univ Pr (January 13, 2000)
9780192825025 | details & prices | 551 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
About: 'I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror.

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