B. J. Harrison Reads Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 Of 2

This second volume of "Plutarch’s Lives" introduces the reader to even more important figures of the ancient world. Sertorius, Eumenes, Pompey, Alexander, Caesar and Cicero are...

Roman Lives

Though he was Greek, Plutarch wrote his Lives in the first century, a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Plutarch’s series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much...

How to Be a Leader An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership

The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous—and massive—Lives,...

B. J. Harrison Reads Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1 Of 2

If you want to start a study of the classical world, this is the right book to begin with. Written by one of the greatest biographers of all time, "Plutarch’s Lives" tells us...

Plutarch's Lives—Excerpts

Plutarch (circa A.D.45–A.D.130) traveled in Greece and Egypt, served as a diplomat in Rome, and wrote this collection of biographical portraits of 46 Greeks and Romans. This...

Greek Lives

Plutarch’s series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much ground breaking in conception as Herodotus was with his Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the...

The Life of Aemilius

The Life of Aemilius is one in a series of many biographies by Plutarch of notable Greek figureheads. In this biography, the Life of Aemilius details his extensive military...

The Life of Lucullus

Conquering and blood money – without it, and without the help of Lucius Licinius Lucullus, the Roman empire would have been a lot different. Plutarch details Lucullus’ intense...

The Life of Alexander

The Life of Alexander is one of many notable Greek figure biographies written by Plutarch in his series “Parallel Lives”. Alexander is arguably one of the most notable Greek...

The Life of Marius

Gaius Marius was pivotal to many of the ways in which we know Rome today. His impact on Rome is noted in Plutarch’s The Life of Marius, from his time served as General to his...

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