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Rise of Rome

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ISBN-10: 0140449752

ISBN-13: 9780140449754

Edition: 2010

Authors: Plutarch, Ian Scott-Kilvert, Christopher Pelling, Jeffrey Tatum, Jeffrey Tatum

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication date: 5/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 1.46" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

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,…