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On Sparta

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ISBN-10: 0140449434

ISBN-13: 9780140449433

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Plutarch, Richard J. A. Talbert, Christopher Pelling, Richard J. A. Talbert, Christopher Pelling

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Richard J.A. Talbert's translation of four of Plutarch's biographies and his selection of Spartan 'Sayings' is accompanied by an introduction placing the works in their historical context, and 'Spartan Society' by Xenophon.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.484

PLUTARCH. c.46--c.125 Considered by many the most important Greek writer of the early Roman period, Plutarch was a member of a well-to-do Greek family, a chief magistrate, a priest at Delphi, and an exceptionally well-read individual. His philosophical views were based on those of Plato (see Vol. 4) and, although a Greek, he esteemed the achievements and attributes of the Romans. By the time Plutarch's works were published for the first time in the eleventh century, some had already been lost. He wrote innumerable essays on philosophical, historical, political, religious, and literary subjects, 78 of which survive today and are known collectively as the "Moralia." He is known primarily,…    

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