"Plutarch" by Robert Lamberton

Plutarch Robert Lamberton

Hermes Books Series
Publication date:
11 Jan 2002
Yale University Press
240 pages: 210 x 140mm


?An excellent book that offers real literary and historical criticism, sound scholarship, and an interesting interpretation of Plutarch?s contribution and attitude.??Frances B. Titchener, Utah State University

?Lamberton . . . is as charming as his author, and a tactfully corrective guide. In clear, well-organized prose he explains Plutarch the man, as thinker, educator, and Delphic priest. He reminds readers that ancient historical portraiture was rooted in rhetoric and the moral encomium: what Plutarch?s readers demanded of history was very different from our own assumptions. Finally, Lamberton introduces us to the major dialogues and their links with Platonic philosophy.??Choice

?Robert Lamberton?s Plutarch condenses and presents many facets of Plutarch?s life and work into a sophisticated and well-written volume that is accessible to a variety of audiences. . . . With its reasonable size and price and its range of scholarship, this volume will be an attractive addition to any Plutarch fan?s library.??Rebecca R. Benefiel, Classical World

?This is a delightful little book. Lamberton is thoroughly familiar with and sympathetic to his subject; perceptive insights abound, and it is nicely written.??History: Reviews of New Books

"Merits the serious attention of any Plutarchist."?Hubert M. Martin, Jr., Religious Studies Review

?Lamberton?s work gives readers an inviting introduction to Plutarch, one that takes him seriously as a thinker, helps us orient ourselves within his world, and offers us practical examples of how to proceed, once we have larger questions in view. His pages also yield concrete evidence of the treasures such investigations can unearth.??Albert Keith Whitaker, The Classical Bulletin

"Lamberton?s book, a primer in the excellent Yale University Press series for students of the classics, give a comprehensive, clear account of this influential man of letters."?Peter Stothard, Times Literary Supplement