The Rise And Fall Of Athens: Nine Greek Lives

Paperback | September 30, 1960

byIan PlutarchTranslated byIan Scott-kilvert

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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.

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 As social history or anecdotal collection of biographies, Plutarch’s chronological portraits of the great personalities of Athens reads with enough colour and personality to render them timelessly appreciable to all. Among the figures selected are Theseus, founder of Athens, Pericles, architect of the Acropolis and Lysander, the Spart...

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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the E...

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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city’s founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.

Plutarch (c.50-c.120 AD) was a writer and thinker born into a wealthy, established family of Chaeronea in central Greece. He received the best possible education in rhetoric and philosophy, and traveled to Asia Minor and Egypt. Later, a series of visits to Rome and Italy contributed to his fame, which was given official recognition by ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:September 30, 1960Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140441026

ISBN - 13:9780140441024

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert

Introduction
Theseus
Solon
Themistocles
Aristides
Cimon
Pericles
Nicias
Alcibiades
Lysander

Maps

From Our Editors

 As social history or anecdotal collection of biographies, Plutarch’s chronological portraits of the great personalities of Athens reads with enough colour and personality to render them timelessly appreciable to all. Among the figures selected are Theseus, founder of Athens, Pericles, architect of the Acropolis and Lysander, the Spartan to whom the city eventually fell. Other figures of note presented in Lives include Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Nicias, and Alcibiades all paid tribute by Plutarch for what he considered their redeeming moral rectitude.