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Plutarch's biographies of eminent Greeks and Romans are renowned not just for their historical importance but also for their insights into the personalities they describe. In prose that is rich, elegant, and sprinkled with learned references, Plutarch explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is implicitly to warn and educate those in his own day who wielded power. Plutarch brought to biography ...

Greek Lives 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199540051

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Greek Lives 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192825018

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