Plutarch and the Historical Tradition

Plutarch and the Historical Tradition

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  • Autor: Philip A. Stadter
  • Editor: Routledge
  • Relaese Date: 30 April 1992
  • ISBN: 0415070074
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 196 pages
  • File Size: 17MB
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Description Plutarch and the Historical Tradition de Philip A. Stadter:

Plutarch was indisputably one of the most prominent of the philosophers and biographers of the ancient world. The papers of this book analyse from diverse perspectives Plutarch's use and reshaping of the historical tradition, under two broad and interdependent categories: biographical techniques and appropriation of sources. A wide spectrum of Lives from different historical periods of Greece and Rome is examined in depth: Pericles, Alcibiades, Nicias, Lysander, Eumenes, Pyrrhus, Publicola, Sertorius, and Antony. The book offers studies of elements such as the parallelism which makes a pair of lives into a literary unit, the themes which unify the lives and the way Plutarch exploits echoes of Greek tragedy or of Egyptian religion to interpret a life. The manner in which Plutarch rewrote historical material, selecting, combining, simplifying, enlarging, or drastically abridging is also considered. It emerges that Plutarch not infrequently rewrote his sources, whether single authors (Thucydides, Sallust) or complex traditions, to create a unified character, and to relate his hero's life to that of the parallel hero in the pair. The construction of a Plutarchian life required careful selection and radical and creative reworking of the historical tradition. Info on the writer can't be located as well as may be eliminated in the ask of the writer. Perhaps you can be interested in other textbooks because of the Philip A. Stadter. I was able to get hold of much of the almost all iformatsii for yourself. Pertaining to writers: our website isn't going to extend to general public accessibility the guides on our websites just introductory details about the ebook. If you think that our website is infringing, be sure to write to us regarding this so if you're in truth the author of those guides, we are going to rapidly get rid of web pages from my internet site.

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