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Rome in Crisis : Penguin Classics - Plutarch

Rome in Crisis

Penguin Classics

By: Plutarch

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Tiberius Gracchus / Gaius Gracchus / Sertorius / Lucullus / Younger Cato / Brutus / Antony / Galba / Otho

'Now it was no dishonour to die a Roman, conquered only by a Roman'

A philosopher and moral essayist, Plutarch (c. 46-120 AD) was also an acclaimed biographer. Bringing together nine biographies from his Parallel Lives series and the Lives of the Roman Emperors, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician, bon-viveur and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming a dignified and gracious emperor himself. These biographies provide a wonderfully compelling picture of the Ancient world.

Ian Scott-Kilvert's and Christopher Pelling's translations are accompanied by a new introduction considering Plutarch's position as a Greek intellectual under the Roman Empire and the sources he would have had access to. This edition includes, for the first time, Plutarch's epilogues comparing Romans with figures from the Greek world, and also contains a separate introduction for each biography, suggested further reading, notes and maps.

Translated by IAN SCOTT-KILVERT and CHRISTOPHER PELLING
With notes and introductions by CHRISTOPHER PELLING

About the Author

PLUTARCH (c. 50 - c. 120 AD) was a Greek writer and thinker. He received the best possible education in rhetoric and philosophy, and travelled to Asia Minor and Egypt. Later, a series of visits to Rome and Italy contributed to his fame, and it was said that he had received official recognition by the emperors Trajan and Hadrian. His voluminous surviving writings are broadly divided into the 'moral' works and the Lives of outstanding Greek and Roman leaders.

Penguin Plutarchp. vii
Preface to the Revised Editionp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
General Introductionp. xv
Further Readingp. xlvii
Rome in Crisis
The Gracchip. 3
Introduction to the Gracchip. 5
Tiberius Gracchusp. 16
Gaius Gracchusp. 38
Comparison of Agis, Cleomenes and the Gracchip. 57
Sertoriusp. 61
Introduction to Sertoriusp. 63
Sertoriusp. 71
Comparison of Sertorius and Eumenesp. 101
Lucullusp. 103
Introduction to Lucullusp. 105
Lucullusp. 115
Comparison of Cimon and Lucullusp. 165
Younger Catop. 169
Introduction to Younger Catop. 171
Younger Catop. 182
Brutusp. 247
Introduction to Brutusp. 249
Brutusp. 258
Comparison of Dion and Brutusp. 309
Antonyp. 313
Introduction to Antonyp. 315
Antonyp. 327
Comparison of Demetrius and Antonyp. 408
Galba and Othop. 413
Introduction to Galba and Othop. 415
Galbap. 429
Othop. 454
Mapsp. 471
Eastern Empirep. 472
Italy and Sicilyp. 474
Greecep. 476
Western Empirep. 478
Romep. 480
Forump. 482
Africap. 483
Notesp. 485
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ISBN: 9780140449167
ISBN-10: 0140449167
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1