The most influential biographies ever written, admired by leaders, creators, soldiers, and thinkers for nearly 2,000 years: Plutarch’s Parallel lives. Essential listening for anyone striving after greatness. Alex Petkas, former professor of ancient philosophy and history, revives and dramatically retells these unforgettable stories for modern audiences. The subjects are statesmen, generals, orators, and founders; pious and profane, stoics and hedonists. The stakes bear on the future of Western civilization. The cost of glory is always great. Visit ancientlifecoach.com to find out more.
The vice of “dysopia” brings down even the strongest. Plutarch gives some advice on how to fortify ourselves against it.
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Link to a translation of Plutarch’s text : https://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Moralia/De_vitioso_pudore*.html
What happened to Crassus’ captured soldiers? To his family? What can we learn from his successes and his world-historic failure?
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Buy the books:
–Penguin edition of Plutarch including Life of Crassus
-Sallust’s war with Catiline
-Tom Holland’s Rubicon
-Barry Strauss’ book on Spartacus
-Edward Watts’s Mortal Republic
-Gareth Sampson, “The Defeat of Rome” on Parthian Expedition
-Peter Stothard, The First Tycoon
See also Gruen, Last Generation of the Roman Republic; Ward, Crassus and the Late Roman Republic; Rawson, Crassorum Funera (in journal Latomus).
Pictured: Roman Soldier next to a Han noble, statue group in Liqian, China. Photo: Natalie Behring