Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 (Paperback)

By Plutarch, Arthur Hugh Clough (Editor), John Dryden (Translator)
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Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome.

The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.

About the Author

About the Introducer
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has written extensively on both ancient Greek and military history; his ?fteen books include The Western Way of War and Between War and Peace. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

Vinton A. Dearing, editor of the California Dryden edition, is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Praise For…

"A Bible for heroes."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375756764
ISBN-10: 0375756760
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: April 10th, 2001
Pages: 816
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)