The Rise Of Rome

Paperback | December 31, 2013

byJeffrey PlutarchTranslated byIan Scott-kilvert, Christopher Pelling

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The latest installment in our fully revised edition of Plutarch’s Lives of the great men of the ancient world, this volume focusing on early Rome

The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch’s Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. As well as providing an illuminating picture of the first century A.D., Plutarch depicts complex heroes who display the essential virtues of Greek civilization—courage, patriotism, justice, intelligence, and reason—that contributed to the rise of Rome.

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The latest installment in our fully revised edition of Plutarch’s Lives of the great men of the ancient world, this volume focusing on early RomeThe biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch’s Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. As we...

Plutarch (c. 45–120 A.D.), the Greek philosopher, lived at the height of the Roman Empire and is author of one of the largest and most important collections of writings to have survived from Classical antiquity. Ian Scott-Kilvert (1917–1989) was the director of English literature at the British Council and the translator for Penguin Cl...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.5 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449752

ISBN - 13:9780140449754

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“Fabulous selection with excellent notes.”
--David A. Graf, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami