Plutarch's Lives, Volume 6

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W. Heinemann, 1918 - Biography

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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 476 - Impression.) GALEN : ON THE NATURAL FACULTIES. Trans, by AJ Brock. THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY. Trans, by WR Patón.
Page 476 - ST. JOHN DAMASCENE : BARLAAM AND IOASAPH. Trans, by the Rev. GR Woodward and Harold Mattingly. STRABO : GEOGRAPHY. Trans, by Horace L. Jones. 8 Vols. Vol. I. THEOPHRASTUS : ENQUIRY INTO PLANTS. Trans, by sir Arthur Hort, Bart.
Page 137 - Lybians, * though he was overwhelmed with the greatness of the crimes alleged against him, yet by his entreaties and deprecations to Caesar in his behalf, he preserved to him a great part of his kingdom. It is reported that Caesar, when he first heard Brutus speak in public, said to his friends, " I know not what this young man intends, but, whatever he intends, he intends vehemently.
Page 475 - THE LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY VOLUMES ALREADY PUBLISHED Latin Authors APULEIUS. THE GOLDEN ASS (METAMORPHOSES). W. Adlington (1566). Revised by S. Gaselee. (\thlmp.) AULUS GELLIUS. JC Rolfe. 3 Vols. AUSONIUS. HG Evelyn White. 2 Vols.
Page 475 - Impression.) PLAUTUS. Trans, by Paul Nixon. 5 Vols. Vols. I and II. PLINY : LETTERS. Melmoth's Translation revised by WML Hutchinson. 2 Vols. PROPERTIUS. Trans, by HE Butler.
Page 476 - PAUSANIAS : DESCRIPTION OF GREECE. Trans, by WHS Jones. 5 Vols. and Companion Vol. Vol. I. PHILOSTRATUS : THE LIFE OF APOLLONIUS OF TYANA. Trans, by FC Conybeare. 2 Vols. {-2nd Impression.) PHILOSTRATUS AND EUNAPIUS, LIVES OF THE SOPHISTS. Trans, by Wilmer Cave Wright. PINDAR. Trans, by Sir JE Sandys.
Page 475 - SENECA : TRAGEDIES. Trans, by FJ Miller. 2 Vols. SUETONIUS. Trans, by JC Rolfe. 2 Vols. TACITUS: DIALOGUS. Trans, by Sir Wm. Peterson; and AGRÍCOLA AND GERMANIA. Trans, by Maurice Hutton.
Page 476 - PROCOPIUS : HISTORY OF THE WARS. Trans, by HB Dewing. 7 Vols. Vols. I to III. QUINTUS SMYRNAEUS. Trans, by AS Way. SOPHOCLES. Trans, by F. Storr. 2 Vols. (Vol. I yd Impression.
Page 475 - Impression.) CICERO: DE FINIBUS. Trans. by H. Rackham. CICERO : DE OFFICIIS. Trans. by Walter Miller. CICERO: LETTERS TO ATTICUS. Trans. by EO Winstedt. 3 Vols.
Page 437 - Thracian wicker shields and quivers were mixed up with horses' bridles, and through them projected naked swords and long Macedonian spears planted among them, all the arms being so loosely packed that they smote against each other as they were borne along and gave out a harsh and dreadful sound, and the sight of them, even though they were spoils of a conquered enemy, was not without its terrors. After the waggons laden with armour there followed three thousand men carrying coined silver in seven...

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