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    Plutarchs's (46-120 A.D.) epic chronicle of the lives of great Grecians and Romans. Beginning with the founding of Rome and Athens, the lives of the men who created the ancient world are brought to life in this new, high quality recording. Greats such as Romulus, Pericles, Theseus, Lycurgus, and many others come alive as their politics, economy, and their individual stories play out in the time of the Ancients. This translation by John Dryden, which is considered by scholars to be the quintessential translation.

    Public Domain (P)2014 B.J. Harrison

    Ce que les auditeurs disent de Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 of 2

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 24/02/2016

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    Section 3 @ 00:00 = Theseus
    Section 6 @ 01:19 = Romulus
    Section 9 @ 02:42 = Comparison of Theseus & Romulus

    Section 10 @ 02:53 = Lycurgus
    Section 14 @ 04:25 = Numa
    Section 17 @ 05:33 = Comparison of Lycurgus & Numa

    Section 18 @ 05:48 = Solon
    Section 21 @ 06:58 = Publicola
    Section 23 @ 07:45 = Comparison of Solon & Publicola

    Section 24 @ 07:54 = Themistocles
    Section 27 @ 09:09 = Camillus
    (no comparison exists)

    Section 31 @ 10:48 = Pericles
    Section 35 @ 12:38 = Fabius Maximus
    Section 38 @ 13:46 = Comparison of Pericles & Fabius Maximus

    Section 39 @ 13:52 = Alcibiades
    Section 43 @ 15:37 = Coriolanus
    Section 47 @ 17:18 = Comparison of Alcibiades & Coriolanus

    Section 48 @ 17:29 = Timoleon
    Section 52 @ 19:08 = Aemilius Paullus
    Section 55 @ 20:37 = Comparison of Timoleon & Aemilius Paullus

    Section 56 @ 20:42 = Pelopidas
    Section 59 @ 22:03 = Marcellus
    Section 62 @ 23:25 = Comparison of Pelopidas & Flaminius

    Section 63 @ 23:33 = Aristides
    Section 66 @ 24:48 = Cato the Elder
    Section 69 @ 26:05 = Comparison of Aristides & Cato

    Section 70 @ 26:19 = Philopoemen
    Section 72 @ 27:09 = Flamininus
    Section 74 @ 28:09 = Comparison of Philopoemen & Flaminius

    Section 75 @ 28:15 = Pyrrhus
    Section 79 @ 29:54 = Marius
    (no comparison exists)

    Section 83 @ 31:47 = Lysander
    Section 86 @ 33:01 = Sulla
    Section 90 @ 34:45 = Comparison of Lysander & Sulla

    Section 91 @ 34:56 = Cimon
    Section 93 @ 35:52 = Lucullus
    Section 97 @ 37:50 = Comparison of Cimon & Lucullus

    Section 98 @ 37:59 = Nicias
    Section 101 @ 39:22 = Crassus
    Section 104 @ 40:52 = Comparison of Nicias & Crassus

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    • Jeff
    • 20/12/2014

    Learn from the Titan's of Ages Past

    No wonder this was one of Ben Franklin’s favorite books.

    In Plutarch’s Lives, the listener is introduced to a selection of the most famous Greeks and Romans of the classical world, including men like Caesar, Alexander, Pompey and Cicero (part 2) and Lycurgus, Themistocles, Cato and Romulus (part 1). Plutarch succeeds in incorporating many of the accounts and anecdotes of his day to give us instructive portraits of the men, faults and all. As the officiating priest at Delphi, Plutarch had the perfect moral and social credit to make judgments and comparisons among these heroes (or villains) and gives us his honest judgment in each case.

    While certain credence is given to providence in determining the fates of men, Plutarch focuses on the character traits and decisions that led to success or failure. He is refreshingly honest; when his account relies upon myth (such as with Romulus) he tells the reader plainly.

    What really struck me when listening was how little has changed in 2,000 years. Despite the long years and obvious culture gap there is still much we can relate to. Just like Lycurgus, visionaries of today still strive to realize socialist utopias on earth. Just like Timoleon and Philopoemon, men today are still willing to fight and die for the cause of democracy. Just like Themistocles, Crassus and Alcibiades the talents and charisma that lead modern celebrities to fame so often conceal equally great character flaws. Just like the rabble of old, the masses today are still fickle and willing to listen to whatever crazy theory that the Tribunes (or congressmen) feed them. This is a book that is still wonderfully relevant to the modern reader.

    If I had to complain, I wish the biographies had been organized into a continuous historical narrative. I’m something of an amateur history buff and still had trouble jumping among characters from the Peloponnesian, Persian, Punic and Social wars. In addition, I know that much of Plutarch’s work has been lost but still felt that many important characters such as Augustus, Hannibal and Socrates were sorely missed. Finally, the John Dryden translation is classic but many listeners may not be comfortable with 17th century English.

    B.J. Harrison was a great choice for this production; his voice is lively, engaging and confident, allowing the reader to be absorbed into the narrative.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 12/06/2017

    Great men in great age

    Neither did Plutarch 's masterful writing,nor the narrator 's charming narration ,fail to present before us the memorable greatness and the honorable glory of the heroes of Greek and Rome.

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    • Hunter Weir
    • 04/10/2020

    An excellent way to consume this monumental work

    I preferred this narration to Charlton Griffin’s stilted one. Most will probably prefer the next volume because they contain more “classic” lives. Lots of good lessons & stories in this volume, however.

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    • Tipton
    • 25/05/2019

    This was both a great book and hard to finish

    tough book to finish, but great lessons and comparisons. looking forward to vol 2. we will see how long it takes.

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    • Eileen N. Wagner
    • 23/01/2017

    great conversation

    Fifty-four years after translating Ceasar's Gaulic Wars without a "pony," I expected tough reading. But so pleasantly surprised was I by this performance of Vol. 1 that I intend to proceed to Vol. 2 eventually.

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