Parallel Lives by Plutarch

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st Century. The surviving Parallel Lives (in Greek: Bioi parallèloi), as they are more properly and commonly known, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. It is a work of considerable importance, not only as a source of information about the individuals biographized, but also about the times in which they lived.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 61st on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  2. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  3. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Parallel Lives Vol. 2 Hardcover 1697838 $24.99 $40.12 2018
Parallel Lives Vol. 2 Paperback 6592653 $2.99 2012
Parallel Lives Vol. 1 Hardcover 1697837 $24.99 $38.40 2018
Parallel Lives Vol. 1 Paperback 2684271 $12.99 $20.43 2012
Parallel Lives Vol. 4 Paperback 6563436 $12.99 $16.74 2012
Parallel Lives: Vol. I Paperback 1964073 $21.63 $21.57 2012
Parallel Lives - Vol. 4 Kindle Edition 1401378 2012
The Plutarch Anthology: The Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, Parallel Lives and Moralia (Illustrated) (Texts From Ancient Rome) Kindle Edition 200764 $2.99 2012
Parallel Lives [Annotated] (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 513554 $0.99 2011
The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Parallel Lives Kindle Edition 575744 $1.99 2012
The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Parallel Lives Kindle Edition 709464 $0.99 2012
The Works of Plutarch: Parallel Lives, Moralia, and Symposiacs (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 350035 $1.99 2011
Works of Plutarch Kindle Edition 680358 2013
Parallel Lives - Vol. 2 Kindle Edition 1463993 2012
Parallel Lives - Vol. 1 Kindle Edition 1568431 2012
PLUTARCH LIVES, PARALLEL LIVES, ROMAN, GRECIAN LIVES AND MORALIA COMPLETE WORKS ULTIMATE COLLECTION - All Works, Essays, Morals, Questions, Lives Including Caesar and Alexander PLUS BIOGRAPHY Kindle Edition 422562 $1.99 2013
Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Audible Audio Edition 4603 $43.95 2015
Parallel Lives - Vol. 3 Kindle Edition 1796713 2012
Vidas Paralelas/ Parallel Life: Alejandro Magno-cesar (Biblioteca Tematica / Thematic Library) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1690755 $61.74 $62.16 2003
Vidas paralelas (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 519920 2014
Vidas paralelas. I (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 126101 $12.99 $37.00 2017
Vidas paralelas / Parallel Lives: Alejandro-cesar, Pericles-fabio Maximo, Alcibiades-coriolano / Alexander-caesar, Pericles-fabius Maximus, Alcibiades-coriolanus (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1652833 $15.00 $24.00 2004
Parallel Lives Vol. 3 Paperback 5113627 $12.99 $9.99 2012
Vidas Paralelas / Parallel Lives: Teseo - Romulo Licurgo- Numa (Biblioteca Clasica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1242359 $21.99 $82.74 2000
VIDAS PARALELAS I (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1187316 2011