Plutarch: Life Of Antony by PlutarchPlutarch: Life Of Antony by Plutarch

Plutarch: Life Of Antony

byPlutarchEditorC. B. R. Pelling

Paperback | May 27, 1988

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Pelling presents the Greek text of Plutarch's Life of Antony, a work remarkable for its colorful narrative and vivid characterization of Antony and Cleopatra. Although mostly concerned with the literary merit of the Life, the text is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets the work in its historical perspective and by detailed commentary that explains points of linguistic difficulty. Especially interesting is Pelling's discussion of the influence of the Life on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, whose conception of the character and destiny of its protagonist is almost wholly shaped by Plutarch's work.
PLUTARCH. c.46--c.125 Considered by many the most important Greek writer of the early Roman period, Plutarch was a member of a well-to-do Greek family, a chief magistrate, a priest at Delphi, and an exceptionally well-read individual. His philosophical views were based on those of Plato (see Vol. 4) and, although a Greek, he esteemed t...
Title:Plutarch: Life Of AntonyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.79 inPublished:May 27, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052128418X

ISBN - 13:9780521284189


Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Plutarch and Rome; 2. The Life of Antony; 3. Comparison: Demetrius and Antony; 4. Sources and methods; 5. Plutarch and Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra; 6. The text; Ploutarchou Antonios; Commentary; Indexes.