The Age of Alexander (Penguin Classics)

Plutarch


Plutarch's influential writings at the old world

Plutarch's parallel biographies of the nice males in Greek and Roman background are cornerstones of ecu literature, drawn on through numerous writers because the Renaissance. this feature presents intimate glimpses into the lives of those males, revealing why the light Artaxerxes compelled the killer of his usurping brother to suffer the awful "death of 2 boats"; why the noble Dion again and again risked his existence for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes brought a funeral oration for the warriors he had abandoned in conflict; and why Alexander self-destructed after conquering part the world.

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