Plutarch was an ancient historian who lived from 46-120 AD, and
chronicled the lives of famous Greeks and Romans. Plutarch’s Lives
was the primary work that Shakespeare used when creating Coriolanus
and Julius Caesar. It is also one of the two books that Mary
Shelley mentions as comprising the curriculum for the education of
Frankenstein’s Monster. The other was the Bible.
Each volume in the 4 volume series of audiobooks is approximately
20 hours in length.
second volume contains the biographies of:
Pelopidas, Marcellus, Aristides, Marcus Cato, Philipoemen,
Flamininus, Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, Lysander, Sylla, Cimon,
Lucullus, Nicias and Crassus.
The real Game of Thrones
From JSD of Annandale, Virginia on 1/16/2016.
Murders, murderers, suicides - and much it really happened! I say "much of it" because a lot of it occurred many hundreds of years before Plutarch's time, so he was working from myth in some instances. I had been wanting to read this for decades but was daunted by the massiveness of the work. Mr. Harrison brought it to life. It really felt as if I I were listening to Plutarch himself. I listened to all four volumes -- probably 8 hours in all -- and was enthralled to to end. I am leaving this review . . .
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