1769 PLUTARCH Parallel Lives Alexander the Great Caesars Romulus DRYDEN English

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“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 

― Plutarch

 

Plutarch’s Lives’ or ‘Parallel Lives’ is one of the most important and comprehensive collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman figures. Plutarch was not so much focused on providing a historical account of these famous individuals as much as he was seeking to write of the type of person they were and the life in which they lived. He focuses on Alexander the Great, Romulus and Remus, Demosthenes, Cicero, Brutus, Julius Caesar, and many other important figures.

 

This 1769 edition is an important English edition translated and edited by John Dryden, who was known for his translations of Latin and Greek classics.

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1769 PLUTARCH Parallel Lives Alexander the Great Caesars Romulus DRYDEN English

 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 

― Plutarch

 

Plutarch’s Lives’ or ‘Parallel Lives’ is one of the most important and comprehensive collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman figures. Plutarch was not so much focused on providing a historical account of these famous individuals as much as he was seeking to write of the type of person they were and the life in which they lived. He focuses on Alexander the Great, Romulus and Remus, Demosthenes, Cicero, Brutus, Julius Caesar, and many other important figures.

 

This 1769 edition is an important English edition translated and edited by John Dryden, who was known for his translations of Latin and Greek classics.

 

Item number: #13550

Price: $950

 

PLUTARCH

 

Plutarch’s lives, in six volumes : Translated from the Greek. With notes, explanatory and critical, from dacier and others. To which is prefix’d The life of Plutarch, written by Dryden

 

Dublin: printed for Williams, 1769.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete; 6 volumes
    • I – [9], vi-vii, [13], xiii-lxiv, 382, [2]
      • 10 engravings
    • II – 468
      • 10 engravings
    • III – 468
      • 10 engravings
    • IV – 431, [1]
      • 6 engravings
    • V – 467, [1]
      • 10 engravings
    • VI – 245, [219]
      • 6 engravings
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13cm)

 

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13550

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

PLUTARCH

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete