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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140449353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140449358
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3 x 19.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PLUTARCH (c. AD 45-120), the Greek philosopher, lived at the height of the Roman Empire and is author of one of the largest and collections of writings to have survived from Classical antiquity. His work is traditionally divided into two: the Moralia, which include a vast range of philosophical, scientific, moral and rhetorical works, and the Lives or biographies. Almost fifty such biographies survive, most from his collection of Parallel Lives, in which biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen are arranged in pairs.

IAN SCOTT-KILVERT was Director of English Literature at the British Council and Editor of Writers and the Works. He also translated Cassius Dio's The Roman History as well as Plutarch's The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives and Makers of Rome for Penguin Classics. He died in 1989.

TIMOTHY E. DUFF is Reader in Classics at the University of Reading. He is author of Plutarch's Lives: Exploring Virtue and Vice (Oxford 1999), and the Greek and Roman Historians (Duckworth 2003) and has published extensively on Plutarch.


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A most excellent translation 9 Sep 2012
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A great translation of Plutarch into English. An interesting account of not only the character of Alexander but of other historical figures as well, including Demosthenes, the most famous orator of the ancient world.
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Good book, but removed one of the lives in this edition 12 Jan 2014
By Zog - Published on Amazon.com
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This volume used to have Agesilaus' biography in it; it's perplexing that they removed it in this latest edition. Be forewarned...
Five Stars 24 Aug 2014
By Kristen - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the best sources to learn about Alexander's reign.
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I love it!
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great book 9 Aug 2013
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