The Resource The age of Caesar : five Roman lives, Plutarch ; translated by Pamela Mensch ; edited, with preface and notes, by James Romm ; introduction by Mary Beard

The age of Caesar : five Roman lives, Plutarch ; translated by Pamela Mensch ; edited, with preface and notes, by James Romm ; introduction by Mary Beard

Label
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives
Title
The age of Caesar
Title remainder
five Roman lives
Statement of responsibility
Plutarch ; translated by Pamela Mensch ; edited, with preface and notes, by James Romm ; introduction by Mary Beard
Title variation
Five Roman lives
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plutarch
Dewey number
937/.050922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG 260 .A1 P53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mensch, Pamela
  • Romm, James S.
  • Beard, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • Rome
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives, Plutarch ; translated by Pamela Mensch ; edited, with preface and notes, by James Romm ; introduction by Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plutarch: five Roman lives -- Pompey -- Caesar -- Cicero -- Brutus -- Antony -- Appendix: the Roman Constitution / by J. E. Lendon
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780393292824
Lccn
2016035735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951070854
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070854
Label
The age of Caesar : five Roman lives, Plutarch ; translated by Pamela Mensch ; edited, with preface and notes, by James Romm ; introduction by Mary Beard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plutarch: five Roman lives -- Pompey -- Caesar -- Cicero -- Brutus -- Antony -- Appendix: the Roman Constitution / by J. E. Lendon
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780393292824
Lccn
2016035735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951070854
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070854

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