Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 7

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 copyright 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. Volume 7 presents the paired lives of Demosthenes and Cicero and Alexander and Caesar - Summary by Karen Merline.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Antiquity

Language: English

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

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Demosthenes I-X Magda Wilde
00:21:47
Play 02 Demosthenes XI-XX Magda Wilde
00:21:41
Play 03 Demosthenes XXI-XXXI Magda Wilde
00:27:06
Play 04 Cicero I-XII Leni
00:27:08
Play 05 Cicero XIII-XXV Leni
00:29:56
Play 06 Cicero XXVI-XXXVII Leni
00:28:18
Play 07 Cicero XXXVIII-XLIX Leni
00:28:49
Play 08 Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero Leni
00:10:25
Play 09 Alexander I-XI Daniel
00:27:34
Play 10 Alexander XII-XXI Daniel
00:24:53
Play 11 Alexander XXII-XXXI Daniel
00:27:37
Play 12 Alexander XXXII-XLI Daniel
00:22:59
Play 13 Alexander XLII-LII Daniel
00:23:38
Play 14 Alexander LIII-LXIV Daniel
00:25:05
Play 15 Alexander LXV-LXXVII Daniel
00:23:32
Play 16 Caesar I-XIV Carol Pelster
00:36:02
Play 17 Caesar XV-XXVII Carol Pelster
00:32:54
Play 18 Caesar XXVIII-XLII Carol Pelster
00:35:16
Play 19 Caesar XLIII-LVII Carol Pelster
00:31:29
Play 20 Caesar LVIII-LXIX Carol Pelster
00:32:19