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PLUTARCH: Roman Lives (Abridged)

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 groundbreaking in conception as the Histories of Herodotus. Plutarch looked at the great men in the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources which are 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. Here he considers some of the major figures that had left their stamp on the history of Rome, including generals, rulers, philosophers and politicians. It is the companion volume to Greek Lives, also read with style by Nicholas Farrell on Naxos AudioBooks.



Disc 1

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player Plutarch - The Roman Lives Introduction 00:05:24
2.   Play with flash player Plutarch begins his sequence of Roman Lives 00:04:42
3.   Play with flash player Coriolanus 00:04:14
4.   Play with flash player It may be observed in general 00:05:33
5.   Play with flash player The Romans were now at war with the Volscian nation 00:04:38
6.   Play with flash player The day after, when Marcius, with the rest of the army 00:05:47
7.   Play with flash player Not long after he stood for consulship 00:05:37
8.   Play with flash player He came, therefore, as it were, to make his apology 00:05:15
9.   Play with flash player Marcius alone, himself, was neither stunned nor humiliated 00:04:50
10.   Play with flash player The Romans themselves soon furnished Marcius and Tullus 00:05:03
11.   Play with flash player When Marcius heard of this 00:05:23
12.   Play with flash player Having spoken thus, she took Vergilia by the hand 00:04:32
13.   Play with flash player The next morning he broke up his camp 00:03:56
14.   Play with flash player Pompey the Great 00:05:47
15.   Play with flash player Thus Cinna being slane 00:03:44
16.   Play with flash player About this time news came to Sulla 00:02:50


Disc 2

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player When Pompey returned back to the city of Utica 00:06:16
2.   Play with flash player In the meantime Sertorius died 00:05:10
3.   Play with flash player The power of the pirates first commenced in Cilicia 00:05:25
4.   Play with flash player When the news came to Rome 00:05:15
5.   Play with flash player Pompey in the meantime made an invasion into Armenia 00:05:15
6.   Play with flash player Pompey having now by his forces under the command of Afranius 00:04:41
7.   Play with flash player The splendour and magnificence of Pompey's triumph 00:04:59
8.   Play with flash player About that time Caesar, returning from military service 00:06:03
9.   Play with flash player Meantime Caesar grew great and famous 00:06:08
10.   Play with flash player On his return into the city Pompey married Cornelia 00:04:27
11.   Play with flash player Caesar, on the other side, was more and more vigorous 00:04:54
12.   Play with flash player But Pompey, arriving at Brundusium 00:04:55
13.   Play with flash player With this determination, Pompey marched forwards 00:04:18
14.   Play with flash player Caesar's army consisted of twenty - two thousand 00:05:58
15.   Play with flash player Pompey, sailing by the city of Amphipolis 00:04:40


Disc 3

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player As soon, therefore, as it was resolved upon 00:03:12
2.   Play with flash player These were the last words he spoke to his friends 00:04:24
3.   Play with flash player Caesar 00:04:57
4.   Play with flash player In the meantime Sulla's power being now on the decline 00:04:01
5.   Play with flash player At this time, Meteullus, the High - Priest died 00:04:26
6.   Play with flash player There is a law among the Romans 00:05:22
7.   Play with flash player He was so much master of the goodwill and hearty service of his soldiers 00:05:37
8.   Play with flash player After this action, Caesar left his army at thier winter quarters 00:05:08
9.   Play with flash player In the passage of his army over it, he met with no opposition 00:05:51
10.   Play with flash player Caesar had long ago resolved upon the overthrow of Pompey 00:04:21
11.   Play with flash player Afterwards there came letters from Caesar 00:05:26
12.   Play with flash player Caesar took into his army all those whom he found in any town 00:05:11
13.   Play with flash player When the two armies were come into Pharsalia 00:04:21
14.   Play with flash player Pompey fled to Egypt, pursued by Caesar 00:04:24
15.   Play with flash player Thence he passed to Asia 00:05:53
16.   Play with flash player Nevertheless his countrymen 00:06:50


Disc 4

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player This made the multitude turn their thoughts to Marcus Brutus 00:04:45
2.   Play with flash player The place which was destined for the scene of this murder 00:05:09
3.   Play with flash player Cicero 00:06:00
4.   Play with flash player But after he had received the news of Sulla's death 00:04:40
5.   Play with flash player He had a very pleasant seat at Arpi 00:04:40
6.   Play with flash player Cicero, endeavouring in the first place to provide a remedy 00:04:26
7.   Play with flash player After Cicero had received this power 00:05:28
8.   Play with flash player Whilst Cicero was doubting what course to take 00:03:43
9.   Play with flash player At this time, therefore, Cicero's authority was very great 00:05:08
10.   Play with flash player Cicero was at this time his friend 00:05:18
11.   Play with flash player Clodius, having thus driven away Cicero 00:05:36
12.   Play with flash player But as soon as Caesar was marched into Spain 00:05:00
13.   Play with flash player He had no concern in the design that was now forming against Caesar 00:06:00
14.   Play with flash player Whilst these things were contriving 00:05:50
15.   Play with flash player Marcus Brutus 00:06:21


Disc 5

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player After the great overthrow at Pharsalia 00:06:19
2.   Play with flash player When Cassius went about soliciting friends 00:05:26
3.   Play with flash player But a meeting of the senate being appointed 00:04:20
4.   Play with flash player Now when the senate was gone in before to the chamber 00:04:34
5.   Play with flash player But the next day, the senate being assembled in the temple of the Earth 00:05:11
6.   Play with flash player Brutus took ship from hence, and sailed to Athens 00:05:33
7.   Play with flash player Having made his army, that was very considerable 00:04:28
8.   Play with flash player About the time that they were going to pass out of Asia 00:05:11
9.   Play with flash player Brutus that night at supper showed himself very cheerful 00:04:37
10.   Play with flash player Cassius had been forced to fly with a few about him 00:04:44
11.   Play with flash player Neither were the affairs of Caesar and Antony 00:05:56
12.   Play with flash player Mark Antony 00:04:45
13.   Play with flash player He also had a very good and noble appearance 00:04:58
14.   Play with flash player There was not one of the many engagements that now took place 00:03:49
15.   Play with flash player These passages gave great encouragement to Brutus and Cassius 00:04:32


Disc 6

  Roman Lives
1.   Play with flash player Cicero was at this time the man of the greatest influence in Rome 00:05:00
2.   Play with flash player This triumvirate was very hateful to the Romans 00:04:00
3.   Play with flash player Such being his temper, the last and crowning mischief that could befall him 00:04:39
4.   Play with flash player Plato admits four sorts of flattery 00:04:38
5.   Play with flash player Antony, once more, upon some unfavourable stories 00:06:31
6.   Play with flash player The war was now become grievous to both parties 00:04:52
7.   Play with flash player But, on the fifth day, Flavius Gallus 00:05:21
8.   Play with flash player Antony ran from one place to another 00:05:18
9.   Play with flash player Cleopatra, feeling her rival already 00:05:34
10.   Play with flash player The speed and extent of Antony's preparations alarmed Caesar 00:04:09
11.   Play with flash player Antony, seeing the enemy sailing up 00:04:15
12.   Play with flash player When they engaged, there was no charing or striking of one ship 00:05:11
13.   Play with flash player At the same, they sent ambassadors to Caesar 00:04:49
14.   Play with flash player When he understood she was alive 00:04:59
15.   Play with flash player Some few days after, Caesar himself came to make her a visit 00:06:54

Total Playing Time: 07:43:40






Author(s):
Plutarch

Reader(s):
Farrell, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA630212

Barcode: 9789626343029

Release Date: 12/2003

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