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  • Series: Hermes Books Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300088116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300088113
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent book that offers real literary and historical criticism, sound scholarship, and an interesting interpretation." -- Frances B. Titchener, Utah State University

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By greg taylor VINE VOICE on September 19, 2009
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I am not the best judge of the secondary literature on Plutarch. I have late in life come to a reading of Plutarch's Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans and of the messy collection of dialogues and essays that have come to be known as the Moralia.
I have started to delve in the secondary literature because of some basic hermeneutic issues that even a casual reading of the Parallel Lives brings up. I wanted a basic understanding of Plutarch in terms of his life, his times and his intentions.
Lamberton does a good job of providing his readers with those basic understandings and with addressing some of the hermeneutic issues. Plutarch lived in the 1rst century AD. The Roman Empire completely dominated the Mediterrean world. Curiously enough, this was also a period when Greek culture was very influential with wealthy and educated Romans. Part of the reason that Plutarch wrote the Parallel Lives is to assert the claims to military and political greatness (as opposed to just cultural greatness) on the part of the Greeks.
The book also serves to provide the young educated Greek men with paragons of the various virtues. In many ways, the Parallel Lives are case studies of those paragons being tested by each other, by circumstances and by other aspects of their own selves. Often they are tested by all three. Lamberton provides nice discussions of the lives of Anthony, Sulla, Pompey and Alexander among others.
Lamberton also makes the plausible suggestion that Plutarch also wrote the Parallel Lives to provide students of rhetoric with case materials for rhetorical studies:

"as a huge, hybrid textbook to complement rhetorical training, where the stuent can simulataneously absorb principles about the structure of argument and a wide range of sayings and anecdotes.
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