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    • Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

    • By: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 83 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) was born to a prominent family in the small Greek town of Chaeronea, about 20 miles east of Delphi in the region known as Boeotia. His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek life and one Roman life as well as four unpaired single lives.

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    • By John Pinkerton on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $67.20

    • Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 of 2

    • By: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 41 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plutarchs's (46-120 A.D.) epic chronicle of the lives of great Grecians and Romans. Beginning with the founding of Rome and Athens, the lives of the men who created the ancient world are brought to life in this new, high quality recording. Greats such as Romulus, Pericles, Theseus, Lycurgus and many others come alive as their politics, economy, and their individual stories play out in the time of the Ancients. This translation by John Dryden, which is considered by scholars to be the quintessential translation.

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    • TABLE of CONTENTS here:

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Plutarch’s Lives, Volume 1

    • By: Plutarch, John Dryden (translator)
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 42 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plutarch’s Lives remains one of the world’s most profoundly influential literary works. Written at the beginning of the second century, it forms a brilliant social history of the ancient world. His “parallel lives” were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two. Volume 1 compares Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, and Aristides and Marcus Cato, among others.

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    • Plutarch -- Still Awesome

    • By Lloyd on 08-03-11

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Plutarch's Lives

    • By: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Ray Atherton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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    A brilliant Greek writer and philosopher, Plutarch wrote detailed biographies of 46 legendary Greek and Roman figures, four of whom are included in this important collection. He profiles one of his contemporaries, Marc Antony, who followed Caesar and seduced Cleopatra.

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    • Priceless Record of the Past

    • By Larry on 08-05-03

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Age of Caesar

    • Five Roman Lives
    • By: Plutarch, James Romm - preface and notes, Pamela Mensch - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, their lives still haunt us as examples of how the hunger for personal power can overwhelm collective politics, how the exaltation of the military can corrode civilian authority, and how the best intentions can lead to disastrous consequences. Plutarch renders these history-making lives as flesh-and-blood characters.

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    • Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 of 2

    • By: Plutarch, John Dryden (translator)
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 37 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • TABLE of CONTENTS here:

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Plutarch’s Lives, Volume 2

    • By: Plutarch, John Dryden (translator)
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 41 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plutarch’s Lives remains one of the world’s most profoundly influential literary works. Written at the beginning of the second century, it forms a brilliant social history of the ancient world. second volume includes Alexander and Caesar, Demetrius and Antony, Dion and Marcus Brutus, the aforementioned Demosthenes and Cicero, as well as biographies of Alexander, Caesar, Cato the Younger, and others.

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    • Biographies to Adjust and Adorn our Lives

    • By Darwin8u on 12-13-16

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Life of Cicero

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    In The Life of Cicero, Plutarch details the priceless contributions Cicero made to Roman society. He translated the works of Greek philosophers into Latin, gained acclaim as an orator and lawyer, and was elected to office. Politics ultimately got the better of him, however, and his life ended in assassination while in exile. Cicero’s ideas live on through his body of work, but to learn about the man himself, Plutarch’s biography is an excellent starting point.  

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    • The Life of Antony

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Mark Antony’s personal life was almost as storied as his immensely successful political career. In Plutarch’s biography, the most striking sections revolve around Antony’s relationship with Cleopatra. Plutarch’s characterization inspired Shakespeare, whose play "Antony and Cleopatra" would not be the same without its influence. With such close ties to Shakespeare, it’s no wonder that the The Life of Antony holds great literary merit all its own.   

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    • The Life of Alexander

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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    Alexander is arguably one of the most notable Greek figures, immortalized in stories and legends that are commonly used in mythology classes today. With the lingering feeling of discontent after the Persian invasion and the political unrest that surrounded him, his life made for an interesting topic in Plutarch’s works.  

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    • The Life of Marius

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    Gaius Marius was pivotal to many of the ways in which we know Rome today. His impact on Rome is noted in Plutarch’s The Life of Marius, from his time served as General to his time served as Statesman. His blessed life began as a child with a legend - that he found a clutch of eagles containing seven chicks, and therefore Jupiter was assuring his seven elections to senate. Though, all the war and political unrest that ensued his six elections followed him only 17 days into his seventh election - when he died of Pleurisy.   

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    • The Life of Pompey

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Romans hated Pompey’s greedy father, Strabo, with a vengeance. Yet when Pompey rose in prominence, Plutarch notes that he developed the opposite character, and the Romans loved him for it. Pompey had many great accomplishments in his military and political life, but his legacy lies in forming the First Triumvirate with Crassus and Caesar. When the alliance eventually dissolved, and Pompey fled from Caesar to his death, the Roman world would never be the same.  

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    • Selections from Greek Lives

    • By: Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Farrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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    Plutarch’s series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much ground breaking in conception as Herodotus was with his Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. They are as accessible now as they were when they were first written.is the companion volume to Roman Lives.

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Roman Lives (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Steve Hodson, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Farrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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    Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Here he considers some of the major figures who had left their stamp on the history of Rome, including generals, rulers, philosophers, and politicians. These unabridged selections focus on Coriolanus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, and Mark Antony.

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    • Not Unabridged Selections

    • By Amaranth Palace on 06-23-09

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    • The Life of Coriolanus

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    One of the many documented lives in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives series, The Life of Coriolanus looks into the controversial life of one of Rome’s most famous generals. When the town of Corioli was under siege, Coriolanus gathered a group of men together to fight for freedom. Always loyal to his town, he advocated during the Roman grain shortage that any grain stocks be divvied out based on loyalty. Because of his harsh views, he was eventually exiled - but he never stopped fighting for what he believed to be right.   

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    • The Life of Crassus

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    The Roman general Marcus Licinius Crassus formed the First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey. The collaboration proved difficult, as egos clashed amidst the wars the men waged. Yet Crassus proved himself to be the linchpin of their alliance in the age when Roman Republic became Roman Empire; after his death, Caesar turned on Pompey, the partnership dissolved. Plutarch’s account of Crassus’ life unfolds like a drama, documenting the trials and triumphs of one of Rome’s most powerful men.   

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    • The Life of Demosthenes

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    In contrast to some of the other, bloodier names listed in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, Demosthenes was a great orator and politician. The Life of Demosthenes starts out uniquely, detailing Demosthenes’ commitment to his study - one so fierce that he built an underground study room and shaved half his head so he wouldn’t go outside. All this was to take his guardians to court for not allowing him to take gymnastics, but his education went on to help him in the end. Going on to write speeches for the greatest politicians, Demosthenes made his mark on Ancient Greece through his craft.   

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    • The Life of Themistocles

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    After Marathon, the Athenian government needed a new type of leader. That leader was politician and general Themistocles, whose life is well-attributed in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives series. From how he handled the Persian invasion to his time in Athens after the navy, Themistocles was known as the “Glory of the Law”. Though his later life was fraught with whisperings of treason, he went on to be remembered as one of the greatest navy leaders and politicians that Greece had.   

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    • The Life of Cato the Younger

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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     Cato the Younger was one of the many biographies documented by Plutarch in his series called Parallel Lives. Related to Cato the Elder, Cato the Younger was also a student of philosophy as well as a Roman Statesman. After his father died and he gained his inheritance, Cato the Younger began his life as philosopher, warrior, and political leader. His life ended, as so many Roman lives did back then, in tragedy. 

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    • The Life of Sulla

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    The Roman statesman Sulla had the nickname “Felix” - meaning “lucky.” Yet his accomplishments were more a matter of brute force than good fortune. He put an end to a civil war, declared himself dictator, and used his power to bring Rome back to its former value system, purging thousands of Roman enemies along the way. Plutarch’s biography of Sulla shows how one man’s use of force to obtain political power influenced many who came after him, most notably Julius Caesar.   

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