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This epic chronicle by Plutarch (A.D. 46-120) continues with the lives of great Grecians and Romans. These biographies of the men who created the ancient world are brought to life in this new, high-quality recording. Legends such as Caesar, Alexander, Cicero, Demosthenes, and many others come alive as their politics, economy, and their individual stories play out in the time of the ancients. This translation is by John Dryden and is considered by scholars to be the quintessential translation.

Public Domain (P)2014 B.J. Harrison

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  • 24-02-16

TABLE of CONTENTS here:

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Table of contents of Plutarch's Lives, vol. 2
Section 2 @ 0:02 = Sertorius
Section 5 @ 1:12 = Eumenes
Section 7 @ 2:02 = Comparison of Sertorius and Eumenes

Section 8 @ 2:07 = Agesilaus
Section 12 @ 3:29 = Pompey
Section 19 @ 7:23 = Comparison of Agesilaus and Pompey

Section 20 @ 7:35 = Alexander
Section 27 @ 10:50 = Caesar
(no comparison exists)
Section 32 @ 13:19 = Phocion
Section 35 @ 14:40 = Cato the Younger
(no comparison exists)
Section 40 @ 17:10 = Agis & Cleomenes (Sect. 42 @ 17:53)
Section 45 @ 19:11 = Tiberius Gracchus & Gaius Gracchus (Sect. 46 @ 20:00)
Section 49 @ 20:43 = Comparison of Agis & Cleomenes and the Gracchi

Section 50 @ 20:54 = Demosthenes
Section 53 @ 22:01 = Cicero
Section 57 @ 23:50 = Comparison of Demosthenes & Cicero

Section 58 @ 24:00 = Demetrius
Section 62 @ 25:59 = Antony
Section 68 @ 28:51 = Comparison of Demetrius & Antony

Section 69 @ 28:59 = Dion
Section 73 @ 30:52 = Brutus
Section 77 @ 32:48 = Comparison of Dion and Brutus

Section 78 @ 32:56 = Aratus
Section 82 @ 34:42 = Artaxerxes
Section 84 @ 35:51 = Galba
Section 86 @ 36:47 = Otho
Sections 88-89: closing credits

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  • Esther
  • 25-10-21

Too Long and Somewhat Redundant

I listen to both volumes. After a while the stories just blended together—He lived, he fought, he died of his wounds. I did appreciate the comparisons. Mostly I was overwhelmed by the sheer length of the total work. Great if you are a student of ancient history. I chose the book because it was source material for so many classic writers, Shakespeare being foremost among them.

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  • Epaminondas
  • 22-01-18

This platform is awesome!!!

Plutrarch's work is as outstanding as John Dryden's easily followed translation. I highly recommend it!

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  • Eileen N. Wagner
  • 12-03-17

1300 pages mostly well read

It took me 3 months but worth it. Enjoyed narrator's occasional substitution of key words.