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Hellenistic Lives : including Alexander the Great -  Plutarch

Hellenistic Lives

including Alexander the Great

Paperback Published: 1st January 2016
ISBN: 9780199664337
Number Of Pages: 480

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Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * Flamininus

This selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits of their subjects with a wealth of historical information; they constitute a uniquely important source for the period. We see how Greek politics changed as Macedon's power grew, and we learn of the warlords who followed Alexander. Resistance to Macedon is reflected in the Lives of Demosthenes and Aratus, and that of Agis and Cleomenes, two revolutionary kings of Sparta. The volume concludes with the emergence of Rome in Greek affairs, and the life of Flamininus, the Roman general who defeated Philip V of Macedon.

Plutarch's elegant style combines anecdote and erudition, humour and psychological insight, consummately translated by Robin Waterfield and introduced by Andrew Erskine. These Lives from the Hellenistic period complement Greek Lives and Roman Lives in Oxford World's Classics.

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With a chronology and maps, this is a practical and helpful book for the student of the Hellenistic period * Ray Morris, Classics for All Reviews *

Introduction Select Bibliiography Chronology Maps Alexander Demosthenes Phocion Eumenes Demetrius Pyrrhus Agis and Cleomenes Aratus Philopoemen Flamininus Textual Notes Explanatory Notes Index of Proper Names

ISBN: 9780199664337
ISBN-10: 0199664331
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st January 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.39

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