Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Plutarch and his Roman Readers

By: Philip A. Stadter (author)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£90.00 RRP £100.00  You save £10.00 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

Plutarch's focus on the great leaders of the classical world, his anecdotal style, and his self-presentation as a good-natured friend and wise counsellor have appealed over the centuries to a wide audience, persons as diverse as Beethoven and Benjamin Franklin, Shakespeare and Harry Truman. This collection of essays on Plutarch's Parallel Lives examines the moral issues Plutarch recognized behind political leadership, and relates his writings to the audience of leading generals and administrators of the Roman empire which he aimed to influence, and to the larger social and political context of the reigns of the Flavian emperors and their successors, Nerva and Trajan, during which he wrote. The essays explore Plutarch's considered views on how his contemporaries could - and we ourselves can - learn from the successes and failures of the great men of the past.

About Author

Philip A. Stadter is Eugene H. Falk Professor in the Humanities Emeritus in the Classics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contents

PART I: TWO WORLDS - OR ONE?; PART II: WRITING FOR ROMANS; PART III: STATESMEN AS MODELS AND WARNINGS; PART IV: POST-CLASSICAL RECEPTION

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198718338
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780198718338
  • weight: 768
  • ISBN10: 0198718330

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close