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Published: 17 May 2012

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199695904

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The Passionate Statesman

Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Jeffrey Beneker

  • An analysis of Plutarch's method of interpreting history through the lens of moral virtue, and then using those interpretations to create ethical biography
  • Includes a detailed reading of the Lives of Demetrius and Marc Antony as a single book
  • Offers an examination of how Xenophon's Cyropaedia influenced Plutarch's characterisation of Alexander the Great

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