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Plutarch and the Persica

Plutarch and the Persica

by Eran Almagor
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/11/2020
  $59.50

Bridges the gap between Plutarch Studies and Achaemenid Studies through analysis of key texts

This book addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is the method of work of the second century CE biographer Plutarch of Chaeronea (CE 45-120) who used these works to compose his biographies, in particular the Life of the Persian king Artaxerxes.

By dealing with both issues simultaneously, Almagor proposes a new way of approaching the two entangled problems, and offers a better understanding of both the portrayal of ancient Persia in the lost Persica works and the manner of their reception and adaptation nearly five hundred years later. Intended for both scholars and students of the Achaemenid Empire and Greek imperial literature, this book bridges the two worlds and two important branches of scholarship.

ISBN:
9781474480154
9781474480154
Category:
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-11-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Weight:
0.53kg

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