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  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780140449754
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832
  • RRP: $39.99

The Rise of Rome

  • Plutarch



A fully revised edition of Plutarch's Lives of the great men of the ancient world, focussing on early Rome

The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus for bringing order to their communities, while Titus Flamininus and Philopoemen are portrayed as champions of freedom. As well as providing an illuminating picture of the first century AD, Plutarch depicts complex and nuanced heroes who display the essential virtues of Greek civilization - courage, patriotism, justice, intelligence and reason - that contributed to the rise of Rome.

  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780140449754
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832
  • RRP: $39.99

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