Plutarch's Lives, Volume 5

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W. Heinemann, 1917 - Greece
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Demosthenes and Cicero both known largely for oratory and politics. Alexander and Caesar both know for military prowess. Interesting both as works in their own right and as known sources for later writers such as Shakespeare. Read full review

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In my opinion, the best book of the ancient world. Biographies of the greatest of the Greeks juxtaposed with the greatest of the Romans to teach that virtue is a noble pursuit. Very entertaining. One of my favorite books of all time. Read full review

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Page 542 - PHILOSTRATUS : THE LIFE OF APOLLONIUS OF TYANA. Trans, by FC Conybeare. 2 Vols. PINDAR. Trans, by Sir JE Sandys.
Page 471 - Plato was incensed at this, and inveighed against them as corrupters and destroyers of the pure excellence of geometry, which thus turned her back upon the incorporeal things of abstract thought and descended to the things of sense, making use, moreover, of objects which required much mean and manual labor.
Page 542 - SOPHOCLES. Trans, by F. Storr. 2 Vols. ST. JOHN DAMASCENE : BARLAAM AND IOASAPH. Trans, by the Rev. GR Woodward and Harold Mattingly.
Page 479 - ... engineer and every art that ministers to the needs of life as ignoble and vulgar, he devoted his earnest efforts only to those studies the subtlety and charm of which are not affected by the claims of necessity.
Page 542 - Trans, by RC Seaton. I Vol. THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS. Trans, by Kirsopp Lake. 2 Vols. APPIAN'S ROMAN HISTORY. Trans, by Horace White. 4 Vols. DAPHNIS AND CHLOE. Thornley's Translation revised by JM Edmonds; PARTHENIUS.
Page 429 - ... magnificent could be imagined. Thebes was not contented with lamenting Pelopidas, but resolved to avenge him. A small army of 7000 foot and 700 horse were immediately sent against Alexander. The tyrant who had not yet recovered the terror of his defeat, was in no condition to defend himself. He was obliged to restore to the Thessalians the cities he had taken from them, and to give the...
Page 225 - Mov/cia -napa cost four hundred talents, was stolen by Publius and sold to Ariarathes, and the tiara was secretly given by Caius, the foster brother of Mithridates, to Faustus the son of Sulla, at his request ; it was a piece of wonderful workmanship. All this escaped the knowledge of Pompey at the time, but Pharnaces afterwards learned of it and punished the thieves. After arranging and settling affairs in those parts, Pompey proceeded on his journey, and now with greater pomp and ceremony. For...
Page 486 - TIJV and, in a word, of civil virtues, they had given no proofs, and at this time Marcellus seems to have been the first to show the Greeks that the Romans were the more observant of justice. For such was his treatment of those who had to do with him, and so many were the benefits which he conferred both upon cities and private persons, that, if the people of Enna or Megara or Syracuse met with any indignities, the blame for these was thought to belong to the sufferers rather than to the perpetrators....
Page 541 - THE LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY. VOLUMES ALREADY PUBLISHED. Latin Authors. APULEIUS. The Golden Ass. (Metamorphoses.) Trans, by W. Adlington (1566). Revised by S. Gaselee.
Page 477 - ... Archimedes had made the greater part of his engines under the wall, and the Romans seemed to be fighting against the gods, inasmuch as countless evils were poured upon them from an unseen source. Nevertheless Marcellus escaped, and, twitting his artificers and craftsmen, he said : " Shall we not cease fighting against this geometrical Briareus, who uses our ships like cups to ladle water from the sea...

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