By (author) Robert Lamberton
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Plutarch by Robert Lamberton
Book DescriptionWritten around the year 100, Plutarch's Lives have shaped perceptions of the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans for nearly two thousand years. This engaging and stimulating book introduces both general readers and students to Plutarch's own life and work. Robert Lamberton sketches the cultural context in which Plutarch worked-Greece under Roman rule-and discusses his family relationships, background, education, and political career. There are two sides to Plutarch: the most widely read source on Greek and Roman history and the educator whose philosophical and pedagogical concerns are preserved in the vast collection of essays and dialogues known as the Moralia. Lamberton analyzes these neglected writings, arguing that we must look here for Plutarch's deepest commitment as a writer and for the heart of his accomplishment. Lamberton also explores the connection between biography and historiography and shows how Plutarch's parallel biographies served the continuing process of cultural accommodation between Greeks and Romans in the Roman Empire. He concludes by discussing Plutarch's influence and reputation through the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300088113
(203mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Lamberton
Works and Days and Theogony, Paperback (October 1993)
A translation of Hesiod's poems. It captures Hesiod's rustic wisdom, his humour and his cautious pessimism.
Hesiod, Paperback (July 1988)» View all books by Robert Lamberton
Hesiod (fl. c. 800 BC), was (along with Homer) one of the earliest Greek poets. His works include "Theogony" (on the origins of the gods and the universe) and "Works and Days" (on the rituals of daily life in archaic Greece). A historical and literary study of the poet, his work and influence. Hermes series on classical authors.
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