The Rise of Rome
ISBN 9780140449754 | 832 pages | 31 Dec 2013 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The latest installment in our fully revised edition of Plutarch’s Lives of the great men of the ancient world, this volume focusing on early Rome
The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch’s Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. As well as providing an illuminating picture of the first century A.D., Plutarch depicts complex heroes who display the essential virtues of Greek civilization—courage, patriotism, justice, intelligence, and reason—that contributed to the rise of Rome.
“Fabulous selection with excellent notes.”
--David A. Graf, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Miami