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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the origina Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Please note: some Kindle software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on Kindle devices. * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart


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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the origina Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Please note: some Kindle software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on Kindle devices. * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Ralph Lehman

    This has been my favorite book for a number of years and I have since returned to it several times. Plutarch presents the life of a Greek and a Roman, and for many of these pairs he then compares and contrasts them. The teaching method is different than what we are accustomed to today because it does not state, "The lesson from Alexander is... " Much of it is inferred or the lessons are revealed through the consequences to the actions. As it is a study on human character, it is timeless. Just on This has been my favorite book for a number of years and I have since returned to it several times. Plutarch presents the life of a Greek and a Roman, and for many of these pairs he then compares and contrasts them. The teaching method is different than what we are accustomed to today because it does not state, "The lesson from Alexander is... " Much of it is inferred or the lessons are revealed through the consequences to the actions. As it is a study on human character, it is timeless. Just one interesting note found in the lives of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus. They spoke out against the economic injustices occurring in the Roman Republic. Many of the Roman middle class were being displaced from their farms which they sold to wealthy landowners who were building extensive estates. How were they doing this? By importing foreign labor and housing them in the equivalent of slave quarters. We are seeing the same drama being played out today. Plutarch's Lives is not great because it studies great men, but because it studies their actions, their decisions, their strengths and their weaknesses. The wisdom that is scattered throughout the book is truly amazing and the history is fascinating. One last point on the historical front. We were taught in history that Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India by the sea by sailing around Africa. (I later learned in a book that true credit to this belong to the Arabs). Plutarch records that Alexander the Great, after deciding to not enter India, debated about building ships, sailing down the Euphrates, sailing around Africa and up the coast, through the pillars of Hercules (Rock of Gibraltar) and back to Greece. Even if you contest that Alexander did not say this (around 330 B.C.) you still have Plutarch mentioning this in about 120 A.D. This book is well worth the effort and I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about history.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lou Robertella

    Another book of complete works Good for both leaning what he thought on many subjects and as a reference for the many subjects he postulated on over his lifetime.

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    Andrius Balukas

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    Todd Fletcher

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    Greg Pitts

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