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PLUTARCH: Greek Lives (Abridged)

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 Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. They are as accessible now as they were when they were first written. It is the companion volume to Roman Lives, also read with style by Nicholas Farrell on Naxos AudioBooks.



Disc 1

  Introduction
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:03:42
2.   Play with flash player Plutarch's desire to make his subject's 'habit of mind understood' 00:04:11
  Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)
3.   Play with flash player Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC) 00:03:15
4.   Play with flash player Soon after, an overture was made to him by the queen, 00:03:31
5.   Play with flash player From Crete he sailed to Asia 00:02:45
6.   Play with flash player Amongst the many changes and alterations which Lycurgus made 00:02:46
7.   Play with flash player After the creation of the thirty senators 00:02:55
8.   Play with flash player So there was now no more means of purchasing foreign goods 00:02:43
9.   Play with flash player This last ordinance in particular exasperated the wealthier men. 00:03:39
10.   Play with flash player Lycurgus would never reduce his laws into writing 00:03:23
11.   Play with flash player These public processions of the maidens 00:02:45
12.   Play with flash player Lycurgus allowed a man who was advanced in years and had a young wife 00:02:31
13.   Play with flash player After they were twelve years old 00:03:21
14.   Play with flash player Their lovers and favourers, too, had a share in the young boy's honour or disgrace 00:02:34
15.   Play with flash player Nor was their instruction in music and verse 00:02:32
16.   Play with flash player To return to the Lacedaemonians 00:02:19
17.   Play with flash player The senate, as I said before, consisted of those who were Lycurgus's chief aiders 00:04:27
18.   Play with flash player When he perceived that his more important institutions had taken root in the minds of his countrymen 00:04:17
  Themistocles (527-460 BC)
19.   Play with flash player Themistocles (527 - 460 BC) 00:03:18
20.   Play with flash player It is said that Themistocles 00:02:46
21.   Play with flash player He went beyound all men in the passion for distinction 00:02:16
22.   Play with flash player Having taken upon himself the command of the Athenian forces 00:03:09
23.   Play with flash player Now, though Xerxes had already passed through Doris 00:02:56
24.   Play with flash player Eurybiades, by the reason of the greatness of Sparta 00:02:45
25.   Play with flash player Themistocles, knowing the generosity of Aristides 00:03:11


Disc 2

  Themistocles (527-460 BC)
1.   Play with flash player After this eas - fight, Xerxes, enraged at his ill - fortune 00:03:12
2.   Play with flash player He was, indeed, by nature, a great lover of honour 00:04:23
3.   Play with flash player When Pausanias went about this treasonable design 00:02:34
4.   Play with flash player Thucydides says, that, passing over land to the Aegaean Sea 00:02:34
5.   Play with flash player When he was introduced to the king 00:02:43
6.   Play with flash player Themistocles replied, that a man's discourse was like to a rich Persian carpet, 00:03:17
7.   Play with flash player But when Egypt revolted, being assisted by the Athenians, 00:02:36
  Pericles (495-429 BC)
8.   Play with flash player Pericles (495 - 429 BC) 00:03:13
9.   Play with flash player For this man, Pericles entertained an extraordinary esteem 00:03:19
10.   Play with flash player He immediately entered 00:02:40
11.   Play with flash player Finding himself come sort of his competitor, Cimon 00:02:58
12.   Play with flash player Cimon, while he was admiral 00:02:53
13.   Play with flash player Pericles on the other hand 00:02:51
14.   Play with flash player Phidias had the oversight of all the works 00:02:52
15.   Play with flash player At length, coming to a final contest with Thucydides 00:03:06
16.   Play with flash player Of all his expeditions 00:02:18
17.   Play with flash player For, in the first place, the Euboeans revolted 00:03:04
18.   Play with flash player Pericles, however, was particularly charged with having proposed to the assembly 00:03:52
19.   Play with flash player After this was over, the Peloponnesian war beginning 00:03:32
20.   Play with flash player The people receiving and admitting these accusations and complaints 00:03:20
21.   Play with flash player In the first place, the pestilential disease 00:04:23
  Alcibiades (450-404 BC)
22.   Play with flash player Alcibiades (450 - 404 BC) 00:03:18
23.   Play with flash player Unawares to himself 00:02:43
24.   Play with flash player Whilst he was very young 00:02:43
25.   Play with flash player He had great advantages for entering public life 00:02:56


Disc 3

  Alcibiades (450-404 BC)
1.   Play with flash player Alcibiades was not less disturbed at the distinctions 00:02:55
2.   Play with flash player When they were met 00:02:58
3.   Play with flash player After this battle at Mantinea 00:02:12
4.   Play with flash player The truth is, his liberalities, his public shows 00:03:04
5.   Play with flash player Together with Alcibiades 00:03:17
6.   Play with flash player Alcibiades perceived the malice of this postponement 00:03:17
7.   Play with flash player The information against him was conceived in this form 00:02:50
8.   Play with flash player At Sparta, he was devoted to athletic exercises 00:02:35
9.   Play with flash player Thus Alcibiades, quitting the interests of the Spartans 00:03:28
10.   Play with flash player Alcibiades at once dispatched messengers to Samos 00:02:33
11.   Play with flash player The people in the city were terrified into submission 00:03:52
12.   Play with flash player But about thirty days after, Alcibiades escaped from his keeprs 00:03:17
13.   Play with flash player Alcibiades, as soon as he saw the torch lifted upin the air 00:02:55
14.   Play with flash player And now Alcibiades began to desire to see his native country again 00:02:16
15.   Play with flash player But notwithstanding the affairs of Alcibiades went so prosperously 00:02:26
16.   Play with flash player How far his own inclinations led him to usurp sovereign power 00:03:21
17.   Play with flash player As soon as Alcibiades heard of this 00:03:03
18.   Play with flash player Yet in this sad state of affairs 00:03:17
  Lysander (439-395 BC)
19.   Play with flash player Lysander (439 - 395 BC) 00:03:34
20.   Play with flash player Understanding that Cyrus, the king's son 00:03:47
21.   Play with flash player But to those who loved honest and noble behaviour 00:03:04
22.   Play with flash player But on the fifth day 00:04:04
23.   Play with flash player Lysander with his fleet passed to Asia 00:02:53
24.   Play with flash player Lysander, after this, sails out to Thrace 00:02:29
25.   Play with flash player This ambitious temper was indeed only burdensome to the highest personages 00:02:27
26.   Play with flash player And having hardly and with difficulty obtained leave 00:01:58


Disc 4

  Lysander (439-395 BC)
1.   Play with flash player When King Agis died 00:01:53
2.   Play with flash player Immediately, therefore, Lysander spurred him on to make an expedition into Asia 00:02:07
3.   Play with flash player Upon this he was sent ambassador to the Hellespont 00:02:25
4.   Play with flash player And being now grown violent in his temper 00:02:32
  Alexander (356-323 BC)
5.   Play with flash player Alexander (356 - 323 BC) 00:02:40
6.   Play with flash player The statues that gave the best representation of Alexander's person 00:03:10
7.   Play with flash player The care of his education, as it might be presumed 00:02:51
8.   Play with flash player After this, considering him to be of a temper easy to be led to his duty by reason 00:03:28
9.   Play with flash player But the disorders of his family 00:03:39
10.   Play with flash player When he came to Thebes 00:03:09
11.   Play with flash player Then he went to Delphi 00:02:48
12.   Play with flash player In the meantime Darius's captains having collected large roces 00:03:26
13.   Play with flash player This battle presently made a great change of affairs to Alexander's advantage 00:02:37
14.   Play with flash player Darius was by this time upon his march from Susa 00:02:39
15.   Play with flash player There was at this time in Darius's army a Macedonian refugee 00:03:02
16.   Play with flash player But as he was going to supper 00:03:51
17.   Play with flash player Alexander, that he might refresh his army 00:03:46
18.   Play with flash player This was a long and painful, and, in two respects, a dangerous journey 00:03:13
19.   Play with flash player Darius wrote him a letter 00:03:40
20.   Play with flash player But to return to Alexander 00:03:18
21.   Play with flash player His sword, which was the weapon he used most in fight 00:03:52
22.   Play with flash player From hence he marched through the province of Babylon 00:03:56
23.   Play with flash player What she said was received with such universal liking and murmurs of applause 00:02:54
24.   Play with flash player But when he perceived his favourites grow so luxurious 00:03:01
25.   Play with flash player He now, as we said, set forth to seek Darius 00:03:42


Disc 5

  Alexander (356-323 BC)
1.   Play with flash player And now with the flower of his army he marched into Hyrcania 00:02:49
2.   Play with flash player Apprehending the Macedonians would be weary of pursuing the war 00:02:24
3.   Play with flash player Noticing, also, that among his chief friends and favourites 00:02:58
4.   Play with flash player But he, for what reason is uncertain 00:02:44
5.   Play with flash player The king had a present of Grecian fruit brought him 00:02:36
6.   Play with flash player 'We are sufficiently punished already' 00:01:54
7.   Play with flash player Upon this, at last, Alexander, snatching a spear from one of the soldiers 00:02:42
8.   Play with flash player Alexander now intent upon his expedition into India 00:02:14
9.   Play with flash player Nor did they judge amiss 00:03:07
10.   Play with flash player This discourse pleased Alexander 00:03:50
11.   Play with flash player Almost all the historians agree 00:03:18
12.   Play with flash player Alexander was now eager to see the ocean 00:03:58
13.   Play with flash player His voyage down the rivers took up seven months' time 00:01:55
14.   Play with flash player At Gedrosia, his admiral, Nearchus 00:02:38
15.   Play with flash player The thirty thousand boys whom he left behind him to be taught 00:03:39
16.   Play with flash player As he was upon his way to Babylon 00:03:23
17.   Play with flash player But the journals give the following record 00:02:56
  Demosthenes (384-322 BC)
18.   Play with flash player Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC) 00:03:39
19.   Play with flash player As soon, therefore, as he was grown up to man's estate 00:03:55
20.   Play with flash player Whence then, may some say 00:02:18
21.   Play with flash player However, finding it a hard matter 00:02:42
22.   Play with flash player It was evident 00:03:20
23.   Play with flash player But there was, it should seem 00:03:03


Disc 6

  Demosthenes (384-322 BC)
1.   Play with flash player Demosthenes had secret intelligence of the death of Philip 00:03:31
2.   Play with flash player It was not long after that Harpalus fled from Alexander 00:02:13
3.   Play with flash player Demosthenes resisted the inquisition 00:03:11
4.   Play with flash player Yet it was no long time that he enjoyed his country after his return 00:04:36
  Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)
5.   Play with flash player Pyrrhus (329 - 272 BC) 00:04:05
6.   Play with flash player When he was twelve years old 00:03:22
7.   Play with flash player From this time he began to revolve many and vast projects in his thoughts 00:03:56
8.   Play with flash player After this battle, Pyrrhus 00:03:19
9.   Play with flash player But Lysimachus now arriving, and claiming the defeat of Demetrius 00:03:03
10.   Play with flash player There was one Cineas, a Thessalian 00:03:19
11.   Play with flash player And first, he sent away Cineas to the Tarentines 00:02:46
12.   Play with flash player He now received intelligence that Laevinus 00:03:05
13.   Play with flash player This made Pyrrhus use greater caution 00:03:41
14.   Play with flash player Then Caius Fabricius came in embassy from the Romans 00:03:43
15.   Play with flash player The Romans, not having those advantages of retreating 00:04:08
16.   Play with flash player And being elevated with his good fortune 00:02:45
17.   Play with flash player He divided his army into two parts 00:02:45
18.   Play with flash player His affairs being yet unsettled 00:02:44
19.   Play with flash player Pyrrhus himself, in person 00:02:12
20.   Play with flash player Pyrrhus, upon the coming of these additional forces 00:02:40
21.   Play with flash player In the dead of the night 00:03:39
22.   Play with flash player Pyrrhus, seeing this storm and confusion of things 00:02:50

Total Playing Time: 07:30:23






Author(s):
Plutarch

Reader(s):
Farrell, Nicholas; Hodson, Steve

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA628912

Barcode: 9789626342893

Release Date: 09/2003

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