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Plutarch and the Historical Tradition

Edited by Philip A. Stadter (NHC Fellow, 1989–90)

Biography; Ancient Greek Literature; Classical Antiquity; Parallel Lives; Plutarch

New York: Routledge, 1992

From the publisher’s description:

These essays, by experts in the field from five countries, examine Plutarch's interpretative and artistic reshaping of his historical sources in representative lives. Diverse essays treat literary elements such as the parallelism which renders a pair of lives a unit or the themes which unify the lives. Others consider the selecting, combining, simplifying, and enlarging employed in composition. The construction of a Plutarchian life, the essays demonstrate, required careful selection and creative reworking of the historical material available.

History / Classics / Literary Criticism / Biography / Ancient Greek Literature / Classical Antiquity / Parallel Lives / Plutarch /

Stadter, Philip A. (NHC Fellow, 1989–90), ed. Plutarch and the Historical Tradition. New York: Routledge, 1992.