Plutarch's Lives, Volume 10

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W. Heinemann, 1921 - Biography
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Plutarch's best-known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving Lives contain ... Read full review

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Page 73 - that they must needs get rid of the ephors, put the property of the citizens into a common stock, and rouse and incite the Spartans, thus put upon their old footing of equality, to assume the supremacy in Greece. Megistonoiis was convinced, and enlisted in the cause two or three of his friends besides.
Page 65 - pleasure and aggrandizement ; the common people, because of their wretched state at home, had lost all readiness for war and all ambition to maintain the ancient Spartan discipline; and he himself,Cleomenes, was king only in
Page 175 - jurist, who was then consul, and Appius Claudius, his father-in-law. And it is thought that a law dealing with injustice and rapacity so great was never drawn up in milder and gentler terms. For men who ought to have been punished for their disobedience and to
Page 365 - conduct wars well, and understood how to be victorious commanders in battles by land and sea, but they would not use their successes so as to win legitimate favour and promote the right. Indeed, if one excepts the action at Marathon, the sea-fight at Salamis, Plataea, Thermopylae, and the achievements of Cimon at the Eurymedon and about Cyprus, Greece has
Page 229 - no hand in the expenditure of moneys, whereas Caius had assigned to himself most of such functions and the most important of them. And now Rubrius, one of his colleagues in the tribuneship, brought in a bill for the founding of a colony on the site of Carthage, which had been destroyed by Scipio, and Caius, upon whom the lot fell, sailed
Page 169 - and waging war there when Tiberius began to agitate for his agrarian laws. The occasion of this was as follows. VIII. Of the territory which the Romans won in war from their neighbours, a part they sold, and a
Page 371 - sons, or brothers, or familiar friends, as the case might be, slaves with freemen and captives with victors. These men Titus would not take away from their owners, although he was distressed at their condition, but the Achaeans
Page 27 - who had won fair fame in many wars, and had great influence because he stood in favour with the young men. But what really induced Agesilaiis to take part in the king's enterprise was the multitude of his debts, of which he hoped to rid himself by changing the constitution. As soon, then, as Agis had won over Agesilaiis, he straightway sought with the aid of his uncle to
Page 369 - ye sons of Zeus, whose joy is in swift horsemanship, O ye Tyndaridae, princes of Sparta, Titus, a descendant of Aeneas, has brought you a most excellent gift, he who for the sons of the Greeks wrought freedom." He also dedicated a golden wreath to Apollo, and it bore this inscription :— " This will fitly lie on thine ambrosial locks,
Page 248 - 240 borne all her misfortunes in a noble and magnanimous spirit, and to have said of the sacred places where her sons had been slain that they were tombs worthy of the dead which occupied them. She resided on the promontory called Misenum, and made

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