Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 2

Lucius Mestrius PLUTARCHUS (c. 46 - c. 120), translated by Bernadotte PERRIN (1847 - 1920)

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings. The surviving lives contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, as such, but in exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. The first pair of lives the Epaminondas-Scipio Africanus no longer exists, and many of the remaining lives are truncated, contain obvious lacunae and/or have been tampered with by later writers. His Life of Alexander is one of the five surviving secondary or tertiary sources about Alexander the Great and it includes anecdotes and descriptions of incidents that appear in no other source. Likewise, his portrait of Numa Pompilius, an early Roman king, also contains unique information about the early Roman calendar. In this copy-right expired 11-volume translation from the Loeb Classical library, the order of the paired lives is rearranged to present the Greek lives in chronological order. Vol 2 presents the paired lives of Themistocles and Camillus, Aristides and Cato Major, and Cimon and Lucullus. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Group: Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Themistocles pt 1 Leni
00:29:01
Play 02 Themistocles pt 2 Leni
00:24:52
Play 03 Themistocles pt 3 Leni
00:24:27
Play 04 Camillus pt 1 Kristine Bekere
00:28:48
Play 05 Camillus pt 2 Kristine Bekere
00:24:59
Play 06 Camillus pt 3 Kristine Bekere
00:24:26
Play 07 Camillus pt 4 Kristine Bekere
00:30:05
Play 08 Aristides pt 1 Graham Redman
00:25:41
Play 09 Aristides pt 2 Graham Redman
00:23:44
Play 10 Aristides pt 3 Graham Redman
00:24:21
Play 11 Aristides pt 4 Sibella Denton
00:16:32
Play 12 Marcus Cato Major pt 1 ontheroad
00:24:35
Play 13 Marcus Cato Major pt 2 ontheroad
00:23:10
Play 14 Marcus Cato Major pt 3 ontheroad
00:25:19
Play 15 Comparison of Aristides and Cato Major ontheroad
00:14:19
Play 16 Cimon pt 1 K. Julius
00:26:01
Play 17 Cimon pt 2 Sibella Denton
00:23:15
Play 18 Lucullus pt 1 Sibella Denton
00:21:58
Play 19 Lucullus pt 2 Sibella Denton
00:24:19
Play 20 Lucullus pt 3 Sibella Denton
00:20:35
Play 21 Lucullus pt 4 Sibella Denton
00:21:01
Play 22 Lucullus pt 5 Sibella Denton
00:25:03
Play 23 Comparison of Cimon and Lucullus Sibella Denton
00:08:21