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Plutarch's life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism, Simon Verdegem

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Plutarch's life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism
Title
Plutarch's life of Alcibiades
Title remainder
story, text and moralism
Statement of responsibility
Simon Verdegem
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
At the beginning of the second century AD, Plutarch of Chaeronea wrote a series of pairs of biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen. Their purpose is moral: the reader is invited to reflect on important ethical issues and to use the example of these great men from the past to improve his or her own conduct. This book offers the first full-scale commentary on the Life of Alcibiades. It examines how Plutarch's biography of one of classical Athens' most controversial politicians functions within the moral programme of the Parallel Lives. Built upon the narratological distinction between story an
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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Verdegem, Simon
Dewey number
937.05092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4369.A6
LC item number
V47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Plutarch
  • Plutarch
  • Plutarch
  • Plutarchus
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Greek & Latin Languages & Literatures
Label
Plutarch's life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism, Simon Verdegem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-467) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Moralism ; Story ; Text -- The proem (Alc. 1). An intriguing beginning ; Making a start ; Conclusions -- A difficult character (Alc. 2-9). On character changes and innate passions (Alc. 2.1) ; Childhood stories (Alc. 2.2-3.2) ; How to distinguish flatterers from a friend (Alc. 4-6) ; Sayings and doings of a young adult (Alc. 7-9) ; Conclusions -- The ascent to power (Alc. 10-15). A spectacular entry (Alc. 10.1-2) ; Alcibiades' rhetoric (Alc. 10.3-4) ; The olympic triumph (Alc. 11-12) ; The struggle for power in Athens (Alc. 13) ; Breaking the Peace of Nicias (Alc. 14-15) ; Conclusions -- A thought-provoking transition (Alc. 16). Dividing public opinion ; Combining source material -- The great reversal (Alc. 17.1-23.3). Thinking about the conquest of Sicily (Alc. 17.1-18.5) ; From mutilation to condemnation (Alc. 18.6-22.5) ; Alcibiades' defection to Sparta (Alc. 23.1-3) ; Conclusions -- The art of adaptation (Alc. 23.4-5). Alcibiades' adaptation of his conduct ; Plutarch's adaptation of his material -- From Sparta to Samos (Alc. 23.6-26.9). From Sparta to Sardis (Alc. 23.6-25.2) ; From Sardis to Samos (Alc. 25.3-26.9) ; Conclusions -- Fighting his way back (Alc. 27-31). A quest for glory (Alc. 27.1-2) ; The battle of Abydus (Alc. 27.3-6) ; In prison (Alc. 27.6-28.2) ; The Battle of Cyzicus (Alc. 28.2-10) ; Alcibiades and Thrasyllus (Alc. 29.1-5) ; The expedition against Chalcedon (Alc. 29.6-30.2) ; The capture of Selybria (Alc. 30.3-10) ; The Chalcedon-Treaty (Alc. 31.1-2) ; The capture of Byzantium (Alc. 31.3-8) ; Conclusions -- At the height of his glory (Alc. 32-34). Alcibiades' return to Athens (Alc. 32.1-34.2) ; Alcibiades' restoration of the procession to Eleusis (Alc. 34.3-7) ; Conclusions -- A tragic downfall (Alc. 35-39). In absentia (Alc. 35.1-36.5) ; A new blow (Alc. 36.6-37.8) ; The final act (Alc. 38-39) ; Conclusions
Control code
715171997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (499 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461660091
Lccn
2010420281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8xn0xt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715171997
Label
Plutarch's life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism, Simon Verdegem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-467) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Moralism ; Story ; Text -- The proem (Alc. 1). An intriguing beginning ; Making a start ; Conclusions -- A difficult character (Alc. 2-9). On character changes and innate passions (Alc. 2.1) ; Childhood stories (Alc. 2.2-3.2) ; How to distinguish flatterers from a friend (Alc. 4-6) ; Sayings and doings of a young adult (Alc. 7-9) ; Conclusions -- The ascent to power (Alc. 10-15). A spectacular entry (Alc. 10.1-2) ; Alcibiades' rhetoric (Alc. 10.3-4) ; The olympic triumph (Alc. 11-12) ; The struggle for power in Athens (Alc. 13) ; Breaking the Peace of Nicias (Alc. 14-15) ; Conclusions -- A thought-provoking transition (Alc. 16). Dividing public opinion ; Combining source material -- The great reversal (Alc. 17.1-23.3). Thinking about the conquest of Sicily (Alc. 17.1-18.5) ; From mutilation to condemnation (Alc. 18.6-22.5) ; Alcibiades' defection to Sparta (Alc. 23.1-3) ; Conclusions -- The art of adaptation (Alc. 23.4-5). Alcibiades' adaptation of his conduct ; Plutarch's adaptation of his material -- From Sparta to Samos (Alc. 23.6-26.9). From Sparta to Sardis (Alc. 23.6-25.2) ; From Sardis to Samos (Alc. 25.3-26.9) ; Conclusions -- Fighting his way back (Alc. 27-31). A quest for glory (Alc. 27.1-2) ; The battle of Abydus (Alc. 27.3-6) ; In prison (Alc. 27.6-28.2) ; The Battle of Cyzicus (Alc. 28.2-10) ; Alcibiades and Thrasyllus (Alc. 29.1-5) ; The expedition against Chalcedon (Alc. 29.6-30.2) ; The capture of Selybria (Alc. 30.3-10) ; The Chalcedon-Treaty (Alc. 31.1-2) ; The capture of Byzantium (Alc. 31.3-8) ; Conclusions -- At the height of his glory (Alc. 32-34). Alcibiades' return to Athens (Alc. 32.1-34.2) ; Alcibiades' restoration of the procession to Eleusis (Alc. 34.3-7) ; Conclusions -- A tragic downfall (Alc. 35-39). In absentia (Alc. 35.1-36.5) ; A new blow (Alc. 36.6-37.8) ; The final act (Alc. 38-39) ; Conclusions
Control code
715171997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (499 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461660091
Lccn
2010420281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8xn0xt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715171997

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