The Makers of Rome

The Makers of Rome

Nine Lives


Introduction by: Ian Scott-Kilvert
Translator: Ian Scott-Kilvert

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140441581
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome’s greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch’s Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly Marcellus, eloquent Cato and cautious Fabius. Here too are vivid portraits of ambitious, hot-tempered Coriolanus; objective, principled Brutus and open-hearted Mark Anthony, who would later be brought to life by Shakespeare. In recounting the lives of these great leaders, Plutarch also explores the problems of statecraft and power and illustrates the Roman people’s genius for political compromise, which led to their mastery of the ancient world.

Table of Contents

Makers of RomeIntroduction

1. Coriolanus

2. Fabius Maximus

3. Macellus

4. Cato the Elder

5. Tiberius Gracchus

6. Gaius Gracchus

7. Sertorius

8. Brutus

9. Mark Antony

Appendix
Maps

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