Sprecher: Nicholas Farrell (452 Min.)
Plutarch’s series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much ground breaking in conception as Herodotus was with his Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. They are as accessible now as they were when they were first written. It is the companion volume to Roman Lives, also read with style by Nicholas Farrell on Naxos AudioBooks.
Written at the beginning of the second century, Plutarch's collection of accounts of the lives of noble Grecians is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. Still inspiration after 19 centuries, Plutarch's "Livesoffers a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. As accessible now as when first written, Naxos AudioBooks' premiere recording of these selections from Plutarch's "Liveswill be a welcomed addition to our catalog of classic texts.
Biografie ( Plutarch)
Plutarch (ca. 45-125 n. Chr.) stammte aus einer wohlhabenden Familie in Chaironeia, Böotien. Er studierte Philosophie in Athen. Reisen nach§Kleinasien, Alexandria und Rom unterbrachen seine beschauliche Gelehrtenexistenz in der Provinz. Er war ein äußerst produktiver Schriftsteller, der neben den berühmten Biographien Schriften populärphilosophischen Inhalts und zu Fragen des alltäglichen Lebens verfasste.