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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (279 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Plutarch Narrator: Ray Atherton Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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A brilliant Greek writer and philosopher, Plutarch wrote detailed biographies of 46 legendary Greek and Roman figures, four of whom are included in this important collection. He profiles one of his contemporaries, Marc Antony, who followed Caesar and seduced Cleopatra. The next installment features Cicero, an influential Roman orator, politician, statesman, and philosopher who brought Greek thought into his culture. The final 2 biographies focus on 2 of history's most famous mythical figures: Theseus, the Greek king who defeated the Minotaur, and Romulus, who was raised by a she-wolf and went on to found the Roman empire.

Plutarch's Lives remains an essential document of Greek and Roman history and mythology, preserving the stories of both cultures' greatest leaders for future generations.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hillary | 1/11/2014

    " reading this book may take forever, as I am also reading the dictionary along with it, when Plutarch uses a word I am not famillar with I write it down and look it up. So, I am learning quite a bit, but it is very slow going "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juro | 12/24/2013

    " One of the best books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 12/21/2013

    " Caesar & Cato the Younger "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 O | 12/7/2013

    " This book will make you feel like a loser. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/3/2013

    " This book is an exciting narrative of famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) personages from history. It is one of those factual reads that I come away from thinking, 'history is better than fiction." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Gibson | 9/30/2013

    " I'm not sure this is the best compilation of Plutarch's biographies, but it does include his "greatest hits" including Themistocles who was of the most interest to me at the time of purchase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russell | 9/3/2013

    " Want to write about Ancient Rome? Start here. Anybody you ever though of from Theseus to Otho, they're here. Lucky you, if you can read the original in Latin. Most of us can't, so there is this translation, clearly the best since 1840. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 3/7/2013

    " More or less always reading this book. For over 45 years. There is still a lot for me to learn in Lives of the Greeks and Romans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mischke | 7/22/2012

    " Read at St. John's College Graduate Institute "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Anderson | 5/27/2012

    " Only source for some important events in Greek history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dimitra Ekmektsis | 5/15/2012

    " Always enjoy Plutarch. Not simplistic writing, but well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel Smith | 4/1/2012

    " Historically, one of the great books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 3/13/2012

    " I picked this up from the library just to read the sections on Tiberius and Caius Gracchus. I may come back to it at some later date, however, to read more of it. It can also be found as a free digital version on google books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/19/2012

    " An epic work worthy of it's reputation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 8/19/2011

    " i just read the bit about crassus and spartacus, both we were really cool examples of incredible men. i mean, for your name to last that long, fuck you were cool. fuck steve jobs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty Ross | 3/6/2011

    " Not nearly as compelling as Tacitus, but still a wealth of information. It was good to learn more about the lives of many of the Greeks, who I was unfamiliar with, but the Roman lives were not really in a compelling narrative form. This took a while getting through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 2/14/2011

    " No pizazz to the writing. The words didn't really jump off the page.
    It just read like a boring history book. Lots of rambling on too. There were multiple paragraphs that were between one and two whole pages.
    It just didn't do a good job keeping me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RandomAnthony | 1/12/2008

    " Fantastic book, might even be amazing. You learn a lot more than just dry history by reading Plutarch; he does a fantastic job of melding legends, storytelling, and reflection on whether or not these men led successful lives. I always feel smarter after reading Plutarch. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 8/25/2007

    " This is a must read...It is the starting point of understanding any piece of literature (at least I think so). "

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Author Plutarch

Plutarch (c. AD 46–120) was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist. For many years Plutarch served as one of the two priests at the temple of Apollo at Delphi. He actively participated in local affairs in the town of his birth, Chaeronea, in the Greek region known as Boeotia, and was also a magistrate, representing his home on various missions to foreign countries.