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Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st century. The surviving Parallel Lives contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals biographized, but also about the times in which they lived.
Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.
Part of the Harvard Classics set.
This book has 1,755 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1864.
Production notes: This ebook of Plutarch’s Lives was published by Global Grey in 2018.