The Makers Of Rome: Nine Lives

Paperback | October 30, 1965

byKilvert PlutarchTranslated byIan Scott-kilvertIntroduction byIan Scott-kilvert

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Nine biographies that illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen

The lives of the statesmen featured in this collection span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly Marcellus, eloquent Cato and cautious Fabius. Here too are vivid portraits of ambitious, hot-tempered Coriolanus; objective, principled Brutus and open-hearted Mark Anthony, who would later be brought to life by Shakespeare. In recounting the lives of these great leaders, Plutarch also explores the problems of statecraft and power and illustrates the Roman people's genius for political compromise, which led to their mastery of the ancient world.

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 If students of history and politics wish to glean insight into the rise of Italian tribal farmers to the top of a world empire, Makers of Rome is the perfect introduction. Classical biographical depictions of famous Roman figures range from examinations of early heroes of the Republic to the powerful emperors of the Roman Empire. Plut...

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Nine biographies that illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmenThe lives of the statesmen featured in this collection span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame f...

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Nine of Plutarch’s Roman Lives--Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus, Marcellus, Cato the Elder, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Brutus, and Mark Antony--illustrate the courage and tenacity of the Romans in war and their genius for political compromise, from the earliest years of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire.

Plutarch's life spanned the second half of the 1st century AD. He was highly educated in rhetoric and philosophy at Athens but his deep interest in religion led him to Delphi, where he was eventually appointed a priesthood. He travelled, most crucially to Rome, where he lectured and made friends of considerable influence. He wrote a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 30, 1965Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Makers of RomeIntroduction

1. Coriolanus

2. Fabius Maximus

3. Macellus

4. Cato the Elder

5. Tiberius Gracchus

6. Gaius Gracchus

7. Sertorius

8. Brutus

9. Mark Antony

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From Our Editors

 If students of history and politics wish to glean insight into the rise of Italian tribal farmers to the top of a world empire, Makers of Rome is the perfect introduction. Classical biographical depictions of famous Roman figures range from examinations of early heroes of the Republic to the powerful emperors of the Roman Empire. Plutrarch’s brilliant flair for semi-fictional historical documentation makes for some of the finest reading in Roman literature. The celebrated social historian describes Octavius Caesar, Coriolanus, Brutus and Mark Antony in vivid detail. Readers are also introduced to the endless struggle for power between the Roman plebian and patrician classes. Ian Scott-Kilvert masterfully translates this historical masterpiece.