Plutarch's Lives


Plutarch's Lives: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

Book Details

Author  Plutarch
Publisher  The Modern Library
Publication Date   January 1, 1970
Pages  1309


Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD. The surviving Parallel Lives comprises 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals described, but also about the times in which they lived.

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