The Age of Alexander : Ten Greek Lives
by Plutarch , Ian Scott-Kilvert , Timothy Duff
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Plutarch’s Parallel Lives are the cornerstones of Western literature, and have exerted a profound influence on writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, notably Shakespeare’sThis selection of ten biographies covers the period from the beginning of the fourth century BC to the present day.-cat the beginning of the iiie, and covers some of the most important figures in Greek history, such as the orator Demosthenes and Alexander the Great, as well as others less known as Plato’s pupil Dion of SyracuseEach Life is an important work of literature in itself, but taken together they give a vivid picture of the Greek world during a period which saw the collapse of Spartans of power, the rise of Macedonia, the conquests of Alexander and the wars of his successors.Timothy Duff’s revised version of Ian Scott-Kilvert’s translation is accompanied by a new general introduction, and introductions and notes to each LifeHe also added two Lives which was not included: Artaxerxes I, the Great King of Persia of 405 359 British Columbia, and Eumena of Cardia, one of Alexander’s rulers
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