Plutarch’s Lives (1832)

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Plutarch’s Lives (1832)

S$152.00

Title: Plutarch’s Lives of the Most Select and Illustrious Characters of Antiquity
Author: Plutarch, John & William Langhorne (trans), William Mavor (trans)
ISBN: –
Publisher: WC Borradile, 1832. Impossibly rare.
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. We

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Title: Plutarch’s Lives of the Most Select and Illustrious Characters of Antiquity
Author: Plutarch, John & William Langhorne (trans), William Mavor (trans)
ISBN: –
Publisher: WC Borradaile, 1832. Rare. First American edition.
Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Wear according to age, but firmly bound. Foxed throughout. Front flyleaf tender, but the rest is in good share for its age.

Plutarch, born Plutarchos (Greek: Πλούταρχος) then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Μέστριος Πλούταρχος), c. 46 – 120 CE, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.

Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch’s Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st Century.

The surviving Parallel Lives [in Greek: Βίοι Παράλληλοι (Bíoi Parállēloi)], as they are more properly and commonly known, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals biographized, but also about the times in which they lived.

This edition contains:

Romulus

Lycurgus

Numa

Solon

Themistocles

Camillus

Pericles

Alcibiades

Timoleon

Aristides

Cato the Censor

Pyrrhus

Eumenes

Pompey

Alexander

Julius Caesar

Demosthenes

Cicero

Demosthenes and Cicero Compared

An Account of Weights and Measures

Denominations of Money

Table of Proper Names