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Plutarch New edition : Bcpaperbacks - D A Russell

Plutarch New edition

Bcpaperbacks

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2013
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Plutarch's Lives and Morals are among the formative books of western civilisation. Written around AD 100, in Greece under Roman rule, they reflect conditions of that time: not only the political limitations, but - more important - the rich inheritance of post-classical as well as classical Greek thinking. Russell sets out to explain what it is like to read Plutarch and what one needs to bear in mind in order to read him with understanding and appreciation. Plutarch is seen in his historical context, through his language and style, as a scholar of the past, as philosopher and moralist. The Lives are then discussed with specific examples in more detail - Alcibiades and some of the main generals of the late Roman republic; in the final chapter Russell examines the reception of Plutarch down to the time of North's translation and Shakespeare's reliance on it. Each chapter is generously laced with quotation (in translation), so that the student and general reader get a feeling for Plutarch's work. This is, quite simply, the very best introduction to one of the ancient world's most fascinating and influential authors.

ISBN: 9781853996207
ISBN-10: 1853996203
Series: Bcpaperbacks
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: BRISTOL CLASSICAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.18 x 16.31  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition