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The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives…

The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives (Penguin Classics, L286)

by Plutarch, Plutarch

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Ian Scot-Kilvert was well chosen for this selection from Plutarch's lives. It is a good entrance to the Hellenistic World. I repeat that this Penguin series misses a good deal of material and if you are looking for other stuff than this set of nine, a complete translation is available in the Great Books of the western world series. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Oct 26, 2013 |
Good Penguinization of the Hellenistic lives. Note the LC cataloger's editorial addition "[Translated from the Latin]." Dufus. ( )
  timspalding | Dec 2, 2007 |
Perhaps Plutarch's best known work from his long series. I can forgive his story-telling flourishes since the stories themselves are so enthralling. A good place to start for people interested in the ancient world. ( )
  guamo | Jul 1, 2007 |
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Collects the lives of Agesilaus, Pelopidas, Dion, Timoleon, Demosthenes, Phocion, Alexander, Demetrius, Pyrrhus
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