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1566 PLUTARCH Parallel Lives Latin Pyrrhus Aristides Cato the Younger Phocion

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch

‘Plutarch’s Lives’ or ‘Parallel Lives’ is one of the most important and comprehensive collection of biographies of famous Greek and Roman figures. Plutarch was not so much focused on providing a historical account of these famous individuals as much as he was seeking to write of the type of person they were and the life in which they lived. He focuses on Alexander the Great, Romulus and Remus, Demosthenes, Cicero, Brutus, Julius Caesar, and many other important figures.

This mid-16th-century printing of Plutarch’s famous work was edited with commentary by Hermann Cruser. This second volume from the 1566 edition features the biographies of 20 figures including Pyrrhus, Aristides, Quintus Sertorius, Cimon, Cato the Younger, Cato the Elder, Phocion, Eumenes, Lysander, and Agis and Cleomenes III.

Item number: #2415

Price: $750


Plutarchi Cheronaei, philosophi et historici Vitae comparatae illustrium viroru[m] Graecorum & Romanorum, ita digestae ac in tomos tres dispertitae, vt temporum ordo seriesque constet… Tomus Secundus

Lugduni : Apud Carolum Pesnot, 1566.


•Collation: Complete with all pages; volume II

o876, [60]

•Language: Latin

•Binding: Leather; tight & secure

•Size: ~5in X 3.25in (12.5cm x 8.5cm)

•Rare with no other example of this edition for sale worldwide at present

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1566 PLUTARCH Parallel Lives Latin Pyrrhus Aristides

Estimate $750 - $1,500Apr 8, 2018