The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives
Plutarch's Lives of the great Greek statesmen and men of action were designed to pair with the now better-known Roman portraits and contain many of his finest descriptions of war, revolution and heroic achievement. They include studies of Demosthenes and Phocion, the leading Athenian orators; of Agesilaus, the Spartan King, and Pelopidas, the Theban military hero; of Dion and Timoleon, the 'liberators' of Sicily; and, above all, of three generals - Demetrius 'the Besieger', Pyrrhys and Alexander the Great.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Ian Scot-Kilvert was well chosen for this selection from Plutarch's lives. It is a good entrance to the Hellenistic World. I repeat that this Penguin series misses a good deal of material and if you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - timspalding - LibraryThing
Good Penguinization of the Hellenistic lives. Note the LC cataloger's editorial addition "[Translated from the Latin]." Dufus. Read full review