Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2018

384 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748645558

Bookseller Code (06)

Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia

  • Bridges the gap between Plutarch Studies and Achaemenid Studies through analysis of key texts
  • Builds a picture of the character and structure of the lost Persica works by Ctesias of Cnidus, Deinon of Colophon, Heracleides of Cyme
  • Shows how Plutarch used the Persica works in his Lives with a specific focus on Artaxerxes
  • Considers the depiction of famous figures such as Alexander the Great and Themistocles in Plutarch's works