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Fall of the Roman Republic / Plutarch ; translated with introduction and notes by Rex Warner ; revised with translations of comparisons and a preface by Robin Seager ; with series preface by Christopher Pelling.

Plutarch. (Author). Warner, Rex, 1905-1986 (translator.). Seager, Robin, (editor.).


"Dramatic artist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant writer of his era, and this collection, taken from his Lives, illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 120 to 43 B.C. Here he provides sharp and succinct biographies of the greatest statesmen of this turbulent period. Whether describing the power struggle between Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Cato, Julius Caesar's brilliant but bloody triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all these accounts offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions.
Deeply influential for Shakespeare and many other later writers, the lives continue to intrigue with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power." "This is a revised edition of Rex Warner's acclaimed translation, edited by Robin Seager. It includes revised introductions to the biographies, notes and, for the first time, translations, by Seager, of Plutarch's four surviving comparisons between these Roman statesmen and their Greek counterparts."--Jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0140449345
  • ISBN: 9780140449341
  • Physical Description: xlviii, 414 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: Rev. and expanded ed.
  • Publisher: London ; Penguin Books, 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous rev. ed.: 1972.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages xlvii-xlviii).
Formatted Contents Note:
Marius -- Sulla: Comparison of Lysander and Sulla -- Crassus : Comparison of Nicias and Crassus -- Pompey : Comparison of Agesilaus and Pompey -- Caesar -- Cicero : Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero.
Language Note:
Translated from the Latin.
Subject: Rome > Biography > Early works to 1800.
Rome > History > Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome > Biography.
Plutarch > Translations into English.
Genre: Classical biography.
Greek prose literature > Translations into English.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library DG 260 .A1 P58 2005 30775305497217 General Collection Available -

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