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Rome in Crisis

Plutarch - Author

Ian Scott-Kilvert - Translator

Christopher Pelling - Introduction by

Christopher Pelling - Notes by

Christopher Pelling - Translator

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ISBN 9780140449167 | 752 pages | 30 Nov 2010 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Indispensible biographies of major figures in Roman history.

A mathematician and philosopher, Plutarch was also an acclaimed biographer and historian. Bringing together nine biographies from his Parallel Lives series, Rome in Crisis examines the lives of some of the most important people in the roman empire- Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Sertorius, Lucullus, Younger Cato, Brutus, Antony, Galba, and Otho, a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming emperor himself. Each biography is preceded by an insightful introduction by the distinguished historian Christopher Pelling. Taken together, these portraits provide a wonderfully compelling picture of the ancient world.

Penguin Plutarch
Preface to the Revised Edition
Abbreviations
General Introduction
Further Reading

ROME IN CRISIS
THE GRACCHI
Introduction to the Gracchi
Tiberius Gracchus
Gaius Gracchus
Comparison of Agis, Cleomenes and the Gracchi

SERTORIUS
Introduction to Sertorius
Sertorius
Comparison of Sertorius and Eumenes

LUCULLUS
Introduction to Lucullus
Lucullus
Comparison of Cimon and Lucullus

YOUNGER CATO
Introduction to Younger Cato
Younger Cato

BRUTUS
Introduction to Brutus
Brutus
Comparison of Dion and Brutus

ANTONY
Introduction to Antony
Antony
Comparison of Demetrius and Antony

GALBA AND OTHO
Introduction to Galba and Otho
Galba
Otho

Maps
1. Eastern Empire
2. Italy and Sicily
3. Greece
4. Western Empire
5. Rome
6. Forum
7. Africa

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