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Plutarch

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Works: 5,475 works in 10,922 publications in 10 languages and 62,333 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biographical films  Biographies  Epic films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Attributed name, Writer of accompanying material, Honoree
Classifications: DE7, 791.4372
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The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander
The age of Alexander: nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title includes textual and historical notes that supplement a segment of Plutarch's "Lives" which covers the rise of Macedonia
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

21 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six lives by Plutarch( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and French and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shakespeare's Plutarch; the lives of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonius, and Coriolanus in the translation of Sir Thomas North by Plutarch( Book )

17 editions published between 1909 and 1968 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume contains the Lives of Antonius and Coriolanus, and thus gives the main sources of the last two Roman plays, as well as the source in part of Timon of Athens."--Page xviii
Œuvres morales by Plutarch( Book )

123 editions published between 1572 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch (c. 45-120 CE) wrote on many subjects. His extant works other than the Parallel Lives are varied, about sixty in number, and known as the Moralia (Moral Essays). They reflect his philosophy about living a good life, and provide a treasury of information concerning Greco-Roman society, traditions, ideals, ethics, and religion
Plutarch's "Moralia": twenty essays by Plutarch( Book )

144 editions published between 1603 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall of the Roman Republic : Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar Cicero : six lives by Plutarch( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of illustrious men by Plutarch( Book )

44 editions published between 1876 and 1988 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives from Plutarch. The modern American ed. of twelve lives by Plutarch( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged from the Dryden translation and the Clough revision
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher
Lives of the noble Romans by Plutarch( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek lives : a selection of nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's biographies of eminent Greeks and Romans are renowned not just for their historical importance but also for their insights into the personalities they describe. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, Plutarch explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is implicitly to warn and educate those in his own day who wielded power. Plutarch brought to biography not only a clear moral objective, but also a natural storyteller's ear for a good anecdote. Influential in their own day, the Lives were drawn on by later historians and writers, including Shakespeare." "This selection of nine Lives, chosen for their range and interest, offers a new translation as well as a lucid introduction and helpful notes and indexes."--Jacket
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes by Plutarch( Book )

39 editions published between 1579 and 1595 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Italian and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eight lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures 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 storyteller's ear for a good anecdote."--Jacket
Plutarch's Morals by Plutarch( Book )

31 editions published between 1694 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism by Simon Verdegem( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the second century C.E., Plutarch of Chaeronea wrote a series of pairs of biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen. Their purpose is moral: the reader is invited to reflect on important ethical issues and to use the example of these great men from the past to improve his or her own conduct. This book off ers the first full-scale commentary on the Life of Alcibiades. It examines how Plutarch's biography of one of classical Athens' most controversial politicians functions within the moral program of the Parallel Lives. Built upon the narratological distinction between story and text, Simon Verdegem's analysis, which involves detailed comparisons with other Plutarchan works (especially the Lives of Nicias and Lysander) and several key texts in the Alcibiades tradition (e.g., Plato, Thucydides, and Xenophon), demonstrates how Plutarch carefully constructed his story and used a wide range of narrative techniques to create a complex Life that raises interesting questions about the relation between private morality and the common good
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
Fall of the Roman Republic by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeply influential for Shakespeare and many other later writers, the lives continue to intrigue with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power." "This is a revised edition of Rex Warner's acclaimed translation, edited by Robin Seager. It includes revised introductions to the biographies, notes and, for the first time, translations, by Seager, of Plutarch's four surviving comparisons between these Roman statesmen and their Greek counterparts."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander
Alternative Names
Blūtārkhūs

Gr. Ploutarkhos

Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus

Ploutarchos

Ploutarchus

Ploutarkhos

Plowtark'

Plutarch.

Plutarch, of Chaeronea

Plutarch z Cheronei.

Plutarche

Plutarcho

Plútarchos

Plútarchos z Chairóneie

Plutarchus

Plutarchus Chaeronensis.

Plutarchus, van Chaeronea

Plutarco.

Plutarco de Queronea

Plutarcus

Plutarh.

Plutarhus

Plutark

Plutarke

Plutarkh

Plutarkhos

Plutarkhosz

Plutarkhus

Plutarkos

Plutarque

Plutarque de Cheéroneée

Plutharque

Pseudo-Plutarch

Pseudo-Plutarchus

Pseudo-Plutarco

Πλουéταρχος

Πλούταρχος, ὁ Χαιρωνεύς

Плутарх

Плутах

פלוטארכוס

بلوتارخوس

بلوطرخوس

فلوطرخس

پلوتارخ

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The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, LysanderThe age of Alexander: nine Greek livesPlutarch's LivesFall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six livesŒuvres moralesPlutarch's "Moralia": twenty essaysFall of the Roman Republic : Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar Cicero : six livesGreek lives : a selection of nine Greek lives