Reviving Plutarch’s “Lives”

By |2017-06-19T10:11:10-05:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Books, Plutarch|

Plutarch’s writing combines the comfortable, gossipy moralizing of Livy with the precise rhetorical calibration of Tacitus, and the result sparks with human insight unmatched by any other writer of the ancient world except the Greek tragedians… Bard College classicist James Romm, author of memorably good books such as Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court [...]