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PLUTARCH. c.46--c.125 Considered by many to be 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 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, however, for his Parallel Lives of Greeks and Romans, which consists of 50 biographies---23 of prominent Greeks, 23 of Roman leaders, and 4 separate lives---accompanied at intervals by short comparative essays. Although historical information is included in the work, Plutarch wrote it originally to inspire emulation in youth, so the emphasis is on character, moral choice, and anecdote. Sir Thomas North's 1579 translation into English of Parallel Lives became an important source for William Shakespeare which he used for three plays, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Plutarch's Lives 2,142 copies, 24 reviews
The Age of Alexander 738 copies, 3 reviews
Greek Lives 551 copies, 2 reviews
Moralia 381 copies
Lives of the Noble Romans 212 copies, 3 reviews
Essays 206 copies, 1 review
Selected Lives 159 copies, 1 review
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume I 95 copies, 1 review
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume III 84 copies, 2 reviews
Plutarch: Moralia, Volume XII 61 copies, 1 review
In Consolation to His Wife 58 copies, 1 review
Twelve Lives 55 copies, 1 review
Lives 52 copies, 2 reviews
Rome in Crisis 49 copies
Sull'amore 41 copies
De superstitione (English) (Author) 32 copies
Isis and Osiris 31 copies, 1 review
De curiositate (Greek) (Author) 30 copies
De exilio (Greek) (Author) 28 copies
Vidas paralelas I 25 copies, 1 review
Vita di Cesare 22 copies
Comment écouter 18 copies, 2 reviews
De fraterno amore (English) (Author) 17 copies
De garrulitate (English) (Author) 17 copies
De E apud Delphos (English) (Author) 16 copies
De esu carnium I (English) (Author) 16 copies
De esu carnium II (English) (Author) 16 copies
Instituta Laconica (Greek) (Author) 15 copies
Mulierum virtutes (English) (Author) 15 copies
Theseus (English) (Author) 15 copies, 1 review
De fortuna (English) (Author) 15 copies
Vidas paralelas. Tomo II 15 copies, 2 reviews
De primo frigido (Greek) (Author) 15 copies
De amore prolis (English) (Author) 15 copies
Parallela minora (English) (Author) 15 copies
De genio Socratis (English) (Author) 15 copies
De cohibenda ira (English) (Author) 15 copies
De fato (English) (Author) 15 copies
De virtute morali (English) (Author) 15 copies
Parallela minora (Greek) (Author) 14 copies
De vitioso pudore (English) (Author) 14 copies
Mulierum virtutes (Greek) (Author) 14 copies
Plutarch 14 copies, 1 review
De cohibenda ira (Greek) (Author) 14 copies
De virtute morali (Greek) (Author) 14 copies
De amore prolis (Greek) (Author) 14 copies
Amatorius (English) (Author) 14 copies
De fortuna (Greek) (Author) 13 copies
De virtute et vitio (Greek) (Author) 13 copies
Conjugalia Praecepta (Greek) (Author) 13 copies
De vitioso pudore (Greek) (Author) 13 copies
Adversus Colotem (English) (Author) 13 copies
Amatorius (Greek) (Author) 13 copies
Pericles 12 copies
De fraterno amore (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De Pythiae oraculis (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De fortuna Romanorum (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De E apud Delphos (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De garrulitate (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De esu carnium II (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De esu carnium I (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
Consolatio ad uxorem (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De fato (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De genio Socratis (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
Adversus Colotem (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
De primo frigido (English) (Author) 12 copies
De liberis educandis (Greek) (Author) 12 copies
Vidas paralelas III 12 copies, 1 review
Escrits d'ètica pràctica 10 copies, 3 reviews
Vides paral·leles, T IX 10 copies, 1 review
Theseus (Greek) (Author) 10 copies
Quaestiones Romanae (Greek) (Author) 9 copies
Quaestiones Graecae (Greek) (Author) 9 copies
De Homero [Ancient Greek] (Author) 9 copies
Alcibiades 9 copies, 2 reviews
Vidas Paralelas IV 8 copies, 1 review
Vidas paralelas II 8 copies, 2 reviews
Vidas Paralelas VI 8 copies, 2 reviews
Vides paral·leles, T VII 7 copies, 2 reviews
P F Comp 7 copies
Kärlek och vänskap 7 copies, 1 review
La musica 7 copies
Vides paral·leles, T XIII 7 copies, 2 reviews
Vidas Paralelas V 7 copies, 1 review
Lycurgus 6 copies, 2 reviews
Vidas Paralelas VIII 6 copies, 1 review
L' arte di ascoltare 6 copies, 1 review
Vidas Paralelas VII 6 copies, 1 review
Erotikos 6 copies
Levnadsråd 6 copies, 1 review
Sertorio 6 copies, 1 review
Sulla 5 copies
Vides paral·leles 5 copies, 1 review
VIDES PARAL.LELES XIV 4 copies, 2 reviews
Dialogues pythiques 4 copies, 1 review
Om religion. Moralia IV 4 copies, 1 review
Cimon 4 copies
Crasus N 4 copies
AGESILUS 4 copies
Il fato e la supertizione 3 copies, 1 review
Los misterios de Isis y Osiris 3 copies, 2 reviews
Moralia 3 copies
Pompey 3 copies
ARTAXERX 3 copies
D Brutus 3 copies
Nicias 3 copies
vies 3 copies
Romul 3 copies
Demetrus 3 copies
Lives 2 3 copies
Arte de la biografía (Contributor) 2 copies

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