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A Companion to Plutarch

December 30, 2013

ISBN: 9781405194310 - A Companion to Plutarch

A Companion to Plutarch Now in stock £120

“A Companion to Plutarch” offers a broad survey of the famous historian and biographer; a coherent, comprehensive, and elegant presentation of Plutarch’s thought and influence. Constituting the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch’s oeuvre. This book: provides essential background information on Plutarch’s world, including his own circle of influential friends (Greek and Roman), his travels, his political activity, and his relations with Trajan and other emperors; offers contextualizing background, the literary and cultural details that shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of Plutarch’s thought; surveys the ideologically crucial reception of the Greek Classical Period in Plutarch’s writings; and, follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attention.

 

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