Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 4

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.

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

Language: English

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

Section Chapter Reader Time
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