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Author  A.J. Podlecki
Publisher  Bristol Classical Press
Publication Date   January 1, 1998
ISBN  0862922372
Pages  120

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This companion to the Penguin translation of Plutarch's Life of Pericles is divided into three parts. The introduction covers Pericles' life, writings and method of work; the biographical genre; and the portrayal of Pericles by earlier writers. There follows a commentary on the translation, and finally there is a series of useful endnotes on such topics as the treatment of Pericles by Attic comic poets; the historicity of the Peace of Callias and the Congress Decree; and the fortunes of members of Pericles' family.

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