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Plutarch Life of Antony

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ISBN-10: 052128418X

ISBN-13: 9780521284189

Edition: 1988

Authors: Plutarch, C. B. R. Pelling, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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Pelling presents the Greek text of Plutarch's Life of Antony, a work remarkable for its colorful narrative and vivid characterization of Antony and Cleopatra. Although mostly concerned with the literary merit of the Life, the text is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets the work in its historical perspective and by detailed commentary that explains points of linguistic difficulty. Especially interesting is Pelling's discussion of the influence of the Life on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, whose conception of the character and destiny of its protagonist is almost wholly shaped by Plutarch's work.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/26/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

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,…    

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

List of maps
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Plutarch and Rome
The Life of Antony
Comparison: Demetrius and Antony
Sources and methods
Plutarch and Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra
The text
Ploutarchou Antonios
Commentary
Indexes