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A Companion to Plutarch, Hardback Book

A Companion to Plutarch Hardback

Edited by Mark Beck

Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series


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 * Constitutes the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch s oeuvre * 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 * Follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attention


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 644 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781405194310



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