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Post by Ariphron » August 28th, 2019, 8:23 pm

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 7 by Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (c. 46 - c. 120). Translated by Bernadotte Perrin (1847 - 1920)

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings. The surviving lives contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives.

Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, as such, but in exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. The first pair of lives the Epaminondas-Scipio Africanus no longer exists, and many of the remaining lives are truncated, contain obvious lacunae and/or have been tampered with by later writers.

His Life of Alexander is one of the five surviving secondary or tertiary sources about Alexander the Great and it includes anecdotes and descriptions of incidents that appear in no other source. Likewise, his portrait of Numa Pompilius, an early Roman king, also contains unique information about the early Roman calendar.

In this copyright expired 11-volume translation from the Loeb Classical library, the order of the paired lives is rearranged to present the Greek lives in chronological order. Vol 7 presents the paired lives of Demosthenes and Cicero and Alexander and Caesar. (Adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)
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Post by Leni » August 30th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Hello, Ariphron. Here is your window. Since you seem to have PLed before, you are used to the window, I believe. Please fill in the information for sections and all that. Let's stick around here for just a bit more, so people get the chance to see the project, and we will move to the Readers Wanted forum. :D
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Post by Ariphron » August 30th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Thanks, Leni. The easy stuff is done, I think. I took a look a the page count on the life of Alexander and decided it wouldn't work in three sections. Each section should be right around half an hour as currently divided.

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Post by Leni » August 31st, 2019, 6:59 am

Hi, Ariphron. Looks good to me. :D I will be travelling for the next week, but after I am back I will claim a section or two. :mrgreen:
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Post by Ariphron » September 13th, 2019, 7:43 am

I see we are now in "Readers Wanted." Thanks, Leni, for moving the project forward.

A clarification for prospective readers: I gave the chapter ranges in the MW as Roman numerals, because that's how they are printed in the book, but I don't expect anybody to spell them out as letters. Just read them as normal numbers – it would sound very strange to hear "chapters ex-eye to ex-ex."

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Post by Mayah92 » October 17th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Hi,

I would like to claim section 8. :)
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Post by Ariphron » October 17th, 2019, 11:30 pm

Mayah92 wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Hi,

I would like to claim section 8. :)
Yay! Welcome to the project, Mayah. MW updated.

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Post by Leni » October 24th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Hi, Ariphron! Sections four and five, please? :D
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Post by Ariphron » October 26th, 2019, 2:48 am

Thank you, Leni! It's in the MW.

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Post by Leni » February 3rd, 2020, 9:30 pm

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Post by Leni » February 8th, 2020, 8:25 pm

Ariphron wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 2:48 am
Thank you, Leni! It's in the MW.
Hi, Ariphron

Here is section 5.
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/parallellives07_05_plutarchperrin_128kb.mp3
29:56

I would be happy to read section 6 and 7.
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Post by Ariphron » February 8th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Leni wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 8:25 pm

I would be happy to read section 6 and 7.
In the MW. And thanks for quoting me. It seems that my subscription to this thread expired, and I've been checking it at most once a week. Now I'll see if I succeeded in renewing the subscription.

I'll start prooflistening shortly.

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Post by carolpelster » March 8th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Salve. I would like to read sections 16 to 20, the ones about Caesar.
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Post by carolpelster » March 12th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Greetings.
I just added section 16 (Caesar).
Plutarch is full of great stories about those old Romans.
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https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/parallelllives07_16_plutarchperrin_128kb.mp3.mp3

I just noticed that there are too many "l"s in the link above, and an unnecessary .mp3 on the end. Is that something that I have to fix?

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