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The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch

By White, John S.

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Title: The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch  
Author: White, John S.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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As geographers crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts, unapproachable bogs, Seythian ice, or frozen sea, so, in this great work of mine, in which I have compared the lives of the greatest men with one another, after passing through those periods which probable reasoning can reach to and real history find a footing in, I might very well say of those that are farther off, Beyond this there is nothing but prodigies and fictions; the only inhabitants are the poets and inventors of fables; there is no credit, or certainty any farther. Yet, after publishing an account of Lycurgus the lawgiver and Numa the king, I thought I might, not without reason, ascend as high as to Romulus, being brought by my history so near to his time. Considering therefore with myself...

Table of Contents
· Theseus · Romulus · Comparison of Theseus and Romulus · LYCURGUS · SOLON · Themistocles · CAMILLUS · Pericles · DEMOSTHENES · CICERO · COMPARISON OF DEMOSTHENES AND CICERO · ALCIBAIDES · Coriolanus · COMPARISON OF ALCIBIADES AND CORIOLANUS · Aristides · CIMON · POMPEY · The Engines of Archimedes from the life of Marcellus · Description of Cleopatra from the Life of Antony · Anecdotes from the Life of Agesilaus, King of Sparta · The Brothers from the Life of Timoleon · The Wound of Philopoemen · A Roman Triumph from the Life of Paulus Aemilius · The Noble Character of Caius Fabricius from the life of Pyrrhus · From The Life of Quintus Fabius Maximus · The Cruelty of Lucius Cornelius Sylla · The Luxury of Lucullus · From the Life of Sertorius the Roman who endeavored to establish a separate government for himself in Spain · The Scroll-From the Life of Lysander · The Character of Marcus Cato · The Sacred Theban Band from the Life of Pelopidas. · From the Life of Titus Flamininus, The Conqueror of Philip · ALEXANDER the Great · The Death of Caesar


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