Parallel Lives

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Noun1.Parallel Lives - a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays
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Fortunately the books were written in the language, the elements of which I had acquired at the cottage; they consisted of Paradise Lost, a volume of Plutarch's Lives, and the Sorrows of Werter.
The volume of Plutarch's Lives which I possessed contained the histories of the first founders of the ancient republics.
I've read The Lamplighter, and Scottish Chiefs, and Ivanhoe, and The Heir of Redclyffe, and Cora, the Doctor's Wife, and David Copperfield, and The Gold of Chickaree, and Plutarch's Lives, and Thaddeus of Warsaw, and Pilgrim's Progress, and lots more.
In sections on beginnings, responses, transformations, and receptions, they consider such topics as the invention of the "barbarian" in late sixth-century BC Ionia, visual mediation and Greek identity in Xenophon's Anabasis, ethnography and the gods in Tacitus' Germania, exploring the ethnographic digression in Plutarch's Lives, ethnography and identity on India's northwestern frontier, and the scope of ancient ethnography.
DEMETRIUS: It's all in Plutarch's Lives, translated into English by Sir Thomas North.
Plutarch's Lives have guided the daily conduct of leaders from Henry IV to Harry Truman.
North's English version of Plutarch's Lives, published in
A selection of classical works belonging to the Founding Fathers that helped shape their political thought during the early years of the American republic, including John Adams' personal copy of Plutarch's Lives, John Dickenson's personal copy of the works of Roman historian Tacitus, and John Quincy Adams' personal copy of Cicero's De Oratore.
Drawing on the not always reliable biographical tradition (most of it from Plutarch's Lives, dating some five hundred years after the plays in question), Vickers argues that Alcibiades--along with other fifth-century politicians, including Critias, Pericles, Themistocles, Lycurgus, and Lysander--"comes forward" (Vicker's oft-repeated phrase) through diverse dramatic characters, including Ajax, Teucer, Odysseus, Oedipus, Antigone, Creon, Philoctetes, Heracles, and others.
He concludes by contrasting Plutarch's Lives as illustrating a Platonic part-based psychology with the holistic Stoic view of the self illustrated in Senecan tragedy, his Phaedra and Medea, and in Virgil's Aeneid.
The main episodes in the history as Plutarch's Lives conveys them are contained in a structure that, by line count, is shorter than any of Shakespeare's English histories and all but two of his tragedies.
She argues that far from being a madman or a philo-Protestant, Burlamacchi's own confession makes clear that he was a Renaissance man inspired to act by his close reading of Plutarch's Lives.