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Plutarch

Overview
Works: 606 works in 1,780 publications in 8 languages and 18,922 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Literature  History  Juvenile works  Portraits  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DE7, 920.03
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Most widely held works about Plutarch
 
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Most widely held works by Plutarch
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

427 editions published between 1579 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains unabridged recordings of four selections from the book: Mark Anthony, Cicero, Theseus, and Romulus
Lives from Plutarch. The modern American ed. of twelve lives by Plutarch( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged from the Dryden translation and the Clough revision
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romanes by Plutarch( )

14 editions published between 1579 and 1928 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

6 editions published between 1683 and 1983 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten famous lives by Plutarch( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 46 lives of Plutarch's work, the editor has selected 5 Greeks and 5 Romans who changed history: Themistocles; Pericles; Alchibiades; Demosthenes; Alexander the Great; Fabius; Cato the Elder; Julius Caesar; Cicero; Antony
Selected lives from the Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly Marcellus, eloquent Cato and cautious Fabius. Here too are vivid portraits of ambitious, hot-tempered Coriolanus; objective, principled Brutus and open-hearted Mark Anthony, who would later be brought to life by Shakespeare. In recounting the lives of these great leaders, Plutarch also explores the problems of statecraft and power and illustrates the Roman people's genius for political compromise, which led to their mastery of the ancient world
Plutarch's Lives, translated from the original Greek, with notes critical and historical, and a new life of Plutarch by Plutarch( Book )

38 editions published between 1578 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch : the lives of the noble Grecians and Romans : the Dryden translation by Plutarch( Book )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Cicero by Plutarco( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of ten noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch : lives that made Greek history by Plutarch( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources
Fall of the Roman Republic; six lives: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar [and] Cicero by Plutarch( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third volume of Plutarch's lives. by Plutarch( )

2 editions published in 1700 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life stories of men who shaped history, from Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select lives by Plutarch : viz. Pericles, Pelopidas, Aristides, Philopœmen, Lysander, Cimon, Nicias, Agesilaus, Alexander the Great by Plutarch( )

6 editions published in 1764 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Athens by Plutarch( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of illustrious men by Plutarch( Book )

10 editions published between 1876 and 1950 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans
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Greek lives : a selection of nine Greek livesMakers of Rome, nine lives : Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Marcellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, Mark AntonyPlutarch : the lives of the noble Grecians and Romans : the Dryden translationFall of the Roman Republic; six lives: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar [and] CiceroPlutarch and his intellectual world : essays on PlutarchGott und die Götter bei Plutarch : Götterbilder - Gottesbilder - Weltbilder
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