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This book was the principal source for Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra It was also one of two books Mary Shelley chose for the blind hermit to use for Frankenstein’s monster’s education with the other being the BiblePlutarch’s Lives remains one of the world’s most profoundly influential literary works Written at the beginning of the second century it forms a brilliant social history My old copy was worn out Plutarch has given us what is still the world's greatest and most illuminating bedtime stories His work isn't simply a peep hole giving you a view of an ancient world it is also a receptacle containing the best study of ethics you are likely to find anywhere Plutarch didn't make me rich powerful or famous but my life was made better by him

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Plutarch’s Lives Volume 1Writing biographies” he said “but I find myself proceeding and attaching myself to it for my own; the virtues of these great men serving me as a sort of looking glass in which I may see how to adjust and adorn my own life”The first of the two volumes in this translation by John Dryden presents Theseus and Romulus Pericles and Fabius Alcibiades and Coriolanus Aristides and Marcus Cato and Lysander and Sylla among other Good content nice translation However book is missing 30 pages jumps from 410 Marcellus to 443 Aristides

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