PLUTARCH'S LIVES


Plutarch's Lives is a unique presentation of Biographies of the Greco-Roman world. Plutarch gives biographies of 49 different historically important persons. These are of paired Greeks and Romans who are similar in character and then he compares them. A few of the pairings have no accompanying comparison but the comparison is made in the biography. Plutarch not only gives a historical account but places value judgements on the moral strength of the personalities. This makes his writing all the more interesting and instructive relative to the actual humanity and perception of moral reality in the times he wrote about. There is probably no better way to become acquainted with the Greco-Roman world than through the writings of Plutarch. This public domain version is formatted in html by Fred P Miller

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THESEUS
ROMULUS
COMPARISON OF ROMULUS WITH THESEUS

LYCURGUS
NUMA POMPILIUS
COMPARISON OF NUMA WITH LYCURGUS

SOLON
POPLICOLA
COMPARISON OF POPLICOLA WITH SOLON

THEMISTOCLES
CAMILLUS

PERICLES
FABIUS
COMPARISON OF PERICLES WITH FABIUS

ALCIBIADES
CORIOLANUS
COMPARISON OF ALCIBIADES WITH CORIOLANUS

TIMOLEON
AEMILIUS PAULUS
COMPARISON OF TIMOLEON WITH AEMILIUS PAULUS

PELOPIDAS
MARCELLUS
COMPARISION OF PELOPIDAS WITH MARCELLUS

ARISTIDES
MARCUS CATO
COMPARISON OF ARISTIDES WITH MARCUS CATO

PHILOPOEMEN
FLAMININUS
COMPARISON OF PHILOPOEMEN WITH FLAMININUS

PYRRHUS
CAIUS MARIUS

LYSANDER
SYLLA
COMPARISON OF LYSANDER WITH SYLLA

CIMON
LUCULLUS
COMPARISON OF LUCULLUS WITH CIMON

NICIAS
CRASSUS
COMPARISON OF CRASSUS WITH NICIAS

SERTORIUS
EUMENES
COMPARISON OF SERTORIUS WITH EUMENES

AGESILAUS
POMPEY
COMPARISON OF POMPEY AND AGESILAUS

ALEXANDER
CAESAR

PHOCION
CATO THE YOUNGER

AGIS
CLEOMENES
TIBERIUS GRACCHUS
CAIUS GRACCHUS
COMPARISON OF TIBERIUS AND CAIUS GRACCHUS WITH AGIS AND CLEOMENES

DEMOSTHENES
CICERO
COMPARISON OF DEMOSTHENES AND CICERO

DEMETRIUS
ANTONY
COMPARISON OF DEMETRIUS AND ANTONY

DION
MARCUS BRUTUS
COMPARISON OF DION AND BRUTUS

ARATUS
ARTAXERXES

GALBA
OTHO