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    • Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

    • By: Diogenes Laertius, Pamela Mensch - translator, James Miller - editor
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 28 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This anthology is a miscellany of maxims and anecdotes that generations of Western readers have consulted for edification as well as entertainment ever since Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, first compiled in the AD third century, came to prominence in Renaissance Italy. To this day, it remains a crucial source for much of what we know about the origins and practice of philosophy in ancient Greece.

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    • 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
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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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