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Plutarch

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Works: 3,708 works in 7,834 publications in 9 languages and 65,439 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Essays  Sources 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: DE7, 920.038
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Plutarch's lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades, and Coriolanus, Demosthenes, and Cicero, Cæsar and Antony by Plutarch( Book )

34 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection from Parallel Lives represents the best examples from the founder of an important vein of biographical writing: rather than attempt an historical account of a life, Plutarch aims to edify his readers by encouraging emulation of the best noble deeds and character traits of his subjects
Œuvres morales by Plutarc( Book )

347 editions published between 1526 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plutarch's morals by Plutarch( Book )

99 editions published between 1684 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Alexander: nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives of illustrious men. Corrected from the Greek and revised by Plutarch( Book )

99 editions published between 1851 and 1937 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives
Plutarch's lives by Plutarch( )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains unabridged recordings of four selections from the book: Mark Anthony, Cicero, Theseus, and Romulus
Selected lives and essays by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 658 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 held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copies 1 and 2 in circulation
Lives of the noble Romans by Plutarch( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included: Theseus, Lycurgus, Solon, Themistocles, Pericles, Alcibiades, Timoleon, Alexcander, Demosthenes
Lives from Plutarch. The modern American ed. of twelve lives by Plutarch( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Demetrius and Antony. Plutarch was interested in the personalities of his subjects and on the way their characters molded their actions, leading them to tragedy or victory. He was a moralist of the highest order. 'It was for the sake of others that I first commenced writing biographies' he says, 'but I find myself proceeding and attaching myself to it for my own; the virtues of these great men serving me as a sort of looking-glass, in which I may see how to adjust and adorn my own life' Plutarch was a man of immense erudition who had traveled widely throughout the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and full of detail. They were the principal source of Shakespeare's Roman plays
Makers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark Antony by Plutarch( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trans. with an intro. by Ian Scott-Kilvert
Ideal commonwealths; Plutarch's Lycurgus, More's Utopia, Bacon's New Atlantis, Campanella's City of the sun and a fragment of Hall's Mundus alter et idem by Henry Morley( Book )

31 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody's Plutarch, Arr. and edited for the modern reader from the "Parallel lives" by Plutarch( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 1962 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy commonly called The morals by Plutarch( Book )

23 editions published between 1657 and 1985 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman questions of Plutarch : a new translation with introductory essays & a running commentary by H. J Rose( Book )

4 editions published between 1924 and 1975 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch on Sparta by Plutarque( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction, a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index
Greek lives : a selection of nine Greek lives by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 312 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 Morals by Plutarch( Book )

39 editions published between 1691 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ploutarchou tou Chairōneōs Ta ēthika = Plutarchi Chaeronensis Moralia, id est Opera, exceptis vitis, reliqua by Plutarchus( Book )

46 editions published between 1624 and 1962 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of Alexander: nine Greek lives
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Plutarch's moralsThe age of Alexander: nine Greek livesFall of the Roman Republic: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero: six livesPlutarch's Lives of the noble Grecians and RomansMakers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Macellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark AntonyPlutarch on SpartaGreek lives : a selection of nine Greek livesPlutarch's Morals