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Plutarch

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Works: 5,391 works in 10,659 publications in 5 languages and 65,860 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Sources  Biographical films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Other, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: DE7, 888.8
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The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

80 editions published between 1859 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 biographies. Includes material on Theseus, Romulus and Remus, Lycurgus, Solon, Pericles, Albiciades, Coriolanus, Cato, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, the Gracchi, Demosthenes, Cicero, Marc Antony, and Marcus Brutus
Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman lives by Plutarch( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,904 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
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,776 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
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

28 editions published between 1693 and 2010 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments
Plutarch's Morals by Plutarch( )

44 editions published between 1690 and 1986 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark Antony by Plutarch( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine selections from the Greek historian's famous Lives, spotlighting key Roman figures from the earliest years of the Republic to the beginning of the Empire
The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 984 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 )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 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
Fall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six lives by Plutarch( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first century text by Greek biographer Plutarch in which he examines the lives of six men who played a significant role in the collapse of the Roman Republic, including Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Cicero, Pompey, and Caesar
Plutarch's morals by Plutarch( )

37 editions published between 1684 and 1978 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays nocturnal animals including a bat, a rat, and a coyote
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes by Plutarch( )

43 editions published between 1579 and 1700 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of illustrious men by Plutarch( Book )

58 editions published between 1876 and 1988 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's lives by Plutarch( )

16 editions published between 1684 and 1984 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's Plutarch by Plutarch( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Morals: by Plutarch( )

34 editions published between 1704 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's morals by Plutarch( Book )

29 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Moralia by Plutarch( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 497 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
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 472 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
The second volume of Plutarch's lives : Translated from the Greek, by several hands by Plutarch( )

12 editions published between 1688 and 1700 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander
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Roman lives : a selection of eight Roman livesThe lives of the noble Grecians and RomansGreek lives : a selection of nine Greek livesPlutarch's LivesMakers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark AntonyThe rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, LysanderThe age of Alexander: nine Greek livesFall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six livesPlutarch's Moralia
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