Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 4
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.
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 4 presents the paired lives of Alcibiades & Coriolanus, two notorious turncoats, and Lysander & Sulla, two military commanders who imposed drastic changes in civil government in their respective countries. ( Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)
Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Biography & Autobiography, Antiquity
|Play 01||Alcibiades pt. 1||John Burlinson
|Play 02||Alcibiades pt. 2||John Burlinson
|Play 03||Alcibiades pt 3||John Burlinson
|Play 04||Alcibiades pt. 4||John Burlinson
|Play 05||Coriolanus pt 1||John Burlinson
|Play 06||Coriolanus pt 2||John Burlinson
|Play 07||Coriolanus pt 3||John Burlinson
|Play 08||Comparison of Alcibiades & Coriolanus||John Burlinson
|Play 09||Lysander pt 1||John Burlinson
|Play 10||Lysander pt 2||John Burlinson
|Play 11||Lysander pt 3||John Burlinson
|Play 12||Sulla pt 1||John Burlinson
|Play 13||Sulla pt 2||John Burlinson
|Play 14||Sulla pt 3||John Burlinson
|Play 15||Sulla pt 4||John Burlinson
|Play 16||Comparison of Lysander & Sulla||John Burlinson