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Plutarch’s Lives (1900)


Plutarch’s Lives (1900)


Title: Plutarch’s Lives of the Grecians and Romans in Four Volumes (complete)
Author: Plutarch, William Langhorne (trans)
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co, exact date unknown, but guesstimated to be no later than 1900. The Chandos Classics series.
Condition: Hardcover, blue cloth. In good condition, some fraying to ends of spine, some browning to spine, but gilt on spines in bright, interior is clean. A good set.

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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 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.