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Life of Antony

By: Plutarch, C. B. R. Pelling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th July 1988
ISBN: 9780521284189
Number Of Pages: 356

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Plutarch's Life of Antony is a work remarkable for its colourful narrative and vivid characterisation of Antony and Cleopatra. This book presents the Greek text of the Life, accompanied by an extensive introduction and a detailed commentary. Dr Pelling is concerned throughout to discuss the work as literature. The introduction sets the life in its historical and literary context and the commentary pays particular attention to discussing the value of Plutarch's narrative as a historical source for the period and to explaining points of linguistic difficulty. An especially interesting and friutful approach used by Dr Pelling is to compare the work with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (which was almost wholly based to Plutarch's Life), bringing out how much Shakespeare's conception of the character and destiny of his protagonists owes to Plutarch, and tracing its transposition into dramatic form. Intended primarily as a textbook for undergraduate students, this edition will nevertheless be of interest to all Greek scholars, to ancient historians, and also the students of English literature since the relevant discussions require no knowledge of Greek.

List of maps
Plutarch and Rome
The Life of Antony
Comparison: Demetrius and Antony
Sources and methods
Plutarch and Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra
The text
Ploutarchou Antonios
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ISBN: 9780521284189
ISBN-10: 052128418X
Series: European Studies in Social Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 25th July 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.39