A Companion to Plutarch /

Additional authors: Beck, Mark, -- 1958- -- editor.
Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World ; . 98 Physical details: xvi, 625 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. ISBN:9781405194310 (hardback).
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Circulating Philip Becker Goetz Library
PA4382 .C64 2014 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"A Companion to Plutarch offers a broad survey of the famous historian and biographer; a coherent, comprehensive, and elegant presentation of Plutarch's thought and influence Constitutes the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch's oeuvre Provides essential background information on Plutarch's world, including his own circle of influential friends (Greek and Roman), his travels, his political activity, and his relations with Trajan and other emperors Offers contextualizing background, the literary and cultural details that shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of Plutarch's thought Surveys the ideologically crucial reception of the Greek Classical Period in Plutarch's writings Follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attention"--

"Offers contextualizing background, the literary and cultural details that shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of Plutarch's thought"--

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