Essays Tagged: "Plutarch"

Difference between Plutarchs and Shakespeares Julius Caesar

Plutarch's and Shakespeare's CaesarJulius Caesar was in a precarious situation. It could be interpre ... r some other reason, or that itwas a cold murder for which he did not deserve. Both Shakespeare and Plutarchwrote about Julius Caesar. Each tells the story a little differently. Plutarchs versionis mo ... he was given fair warning andhis death was partially due to his over confidence. On the other hand Plutarchgives him a more sensitive reaction to the dream in saying, 'Caesar himself, itseems was aff ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


very tough grader. good summary of her career, but made little use of the primary source available (Plutarch)The movie entitled Cleopatra presents a moderately accurate portrayal of the events that tr ... en Caesar lands in Egypt and views the head and signet ring of Pompey he does not cry in the movie. Plutarch says he did cry because to kill Pompey on a battlefield was one thing, but to see him murde ...

(10 pages) 172 0 3.6 Jul/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Assess The Significance of the Military and Political Career of Marcus Crassus.

s life and remained for most of his time the richest man in Rome, has had little written about him. Plutarch inexplicably leaves large gaps in his crucial biography. This may be due to the fact that, ... f to raise an army and from then on participated in Sulla's campaign "with great zeal and courage." Plutarch believes that it was here that the great rivalry between Crassus and Pompey began, stating, ...

(7 pages) 36 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Julius Caesar as a general.

s ability as a general, it is his career as a politician that has been vigorously debated. Although Plutarch believed that Caesar "was admirably fitted by nature to make a great statesman and orator , ... mild, was his statement concerning Caesar's disregard for unkind religious omens.The Ancient writer Plutarch also believed Caesar was a great general, stating in his great work Caesar that Caesar "sho ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

How did Alexander win the loyalty of those he conquered and was this important to him?

face of defeat. Alexander was "...more bent upon action and glory than...upon pleasure or riches." (Plutarch) and thus he was always seeking to build something that would last. This meant that the loy ... ediately attempted to secure the throne. He was "...but 20 years old when his father was murdered" (Plutarch) and 'took the reins' of a kingdom "...beset on all sides with great dangers and rancorous ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Describes the traits of alexander the great as decribed by the ancient authors, plutarch, arrian, and pliny

In the Exploring the European Past on Alexander the Great, the authors Plutarch, Arrian, and Pliny speak highly of him and consider him praise worthy. Each author shows ad ... praise worthy. Each author shows admiration and honor to Alexander by describing his worthy traits. Plutarch tells of a story, set in Alexander's younger years, of how he showed bravery, confidence, a ... and intelligence though his desire to learn and know science and nature. The honorable traits that Plutarch, Arrian, and Pliny state in their works may be shown through specific events or subjects of ...

(6 pages) 51 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Civil War

tly before publication, maybe because Copernicus decided his treatise would stand on its own merit.*Plutarch in his De facie in orbe lunae gives reference not only to Aristarchus's theory, but to the ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The philosopher Rousseau and a biography of him along with some of his beliefs

is mother and father's absence, Rousseau developed a love for reading, and an uncanny fondness for "Plutarch's Lives". He first apprenticed himself to a notary, and then to a coppersmith. But he soon ...

(5 pages) 31 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Cleopatra; tragic heroine or 'triple turned whore'

trayal of her as a character?Before Shakespeare wrote his portrayal of Cleopatra queen of the Nile, Plutarch wrote a similar version of the story. Where Shakespeare's play focuses on the life of both ... ar version of the story. Where Shakespeare's play focuses on the life of both Antony and Cleopatra, Plutarch's version was focussed completely on Antony, even the title differs. Where Shakespeare call ...

(8 pages) 42 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Alexander the Great administration

isis as which Alexander was going to have to secure before he would truly be an unchallenged King. (Plutarch, 263) He first appeased the people of Macedonia by exempting them from taxation. As part of ... He himself wore native dress and took up native habits as an attempt to soften the native's hearts (Plutarch 45). He introduced the native people's nobility to his companions. Alexander, after returni ...

(9 pages) 91 0 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Year 12 Ancient History Assessment Task. Pericles "How did the policies of Pericles contribute to the expanding power and influence of the Athenian Empire?

es. The primary sources used are 'History of the Peloponnesian War' by Thucydides and 'Pericles' by Plutarch. These sources were written after the event occurred but still gives a clear account of wha ... not of those to whom it is given, so long as they supply the services for which the money is given. Plutarch, Pericles. This demonstrates the power that Athens had over her allied Poleis and how she c ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Gaius Marius' affect on Roman History

aius MariusGaius Marius was born into a humble Roman family unlike most successful men of his time (Plutarch, Fall of the Roman Republic, Pg. 14, Para. 1). Even with the handicap of his poor family, h ... d recognized by Scipio, a popular general, he earned the respect and notice of other great leaders (Plutarch, Fall of the Roman Republic, Pg. 16, Para. 3). It was his success in the Roman army and the ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Presence of Titus in Our Modern Society

the sources for Titus to be Euripides' Hecuba, Seneca's Tyestes and Troades, and parts of Ovid and Plutarch ( Earlier I described the play as an 'apprentice maste ...

(14 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Parthenon: Athenian Victory

inished in 432 B.C., the Parthenon represented much for the people of Athens. In the work Pericles, Plutarch explains that the best materials, artists, and laborers were called upon from the entire re ... ause of this, there were those who objected, including Pericles' political rival Thucydides who, as Plutarch explains "kept denouncing Pericles for playing fast and loose with the public moneys and an ...

(10 pages) 59 0 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Account for the different interpretations and perspectives of the Battle of Salamis as described by Herodotus, Aeschylus and Plutarch

Herodotus, Aeschylus and Plutarch are all directed by the views of the society of their time. While the three classical write ... tails might be glossed over and some used only as dramatic devices.Unlike the two previous writers, Plutarch focused on one person, the political leader of Athens, Themistocles. Rather than presenting ... rson, the political leader of Athens, Themistocles. Rather than presenting the facts of the Battle, Plutarch was interested in studying the characters of great men and human nature. His writing is bio ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Explain the economic and military role of the Perioeci and Helots.

For the Spartan citizens, the other aspects of their life were left to the perioeci and the helots. Plutarch describes the perioeci as the "dwellers round about", a substantial group of mixed origin w ... s for the Spartan warriors.The fact that the Spartan state used iron bars as a form of currency, as Plutarch tells us, leaves the perioeci to use gold and silver to trade. Thus, the perioeci also held ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Porpoises" by John Gurney.

"The porpoises" by John Gurney has an interesting beginning "Plutarch would have called it suicide". At first you have no idea what this beginning means, but as ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Role of Women in Ancient Sparta

reed strong, fit champions and warriors who would defend the city with total obedience and courage- Plutarch wrote that women were noted for their freedom and respect, which mainly derived from Lykurg ... as family for the Spartan women."The highest function of a free woman was the bearing of children" (Plutarch)- Lykurgus instituted contests in running and feats of strength for woman as for men. He be ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

With reference to both ancient and modern sources, assess the impact of Cleopatra VII on the Egyptian and Roman worlds

l or Lucan, and there are few sources from her contemporaries. These writers were hostile, although Plutarch was fairer to her memory; while modern interpretations ranged from a continuation of Octavi ... rs, restoring temples and the Library of Alexandria, and stopping the civil wars that ravaged Egypt.Plutarch depicts her not only as a queen of infinite fascination, but as an enchantress, devoted to ...

(6 pages) 33 0 4.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Evaluate the Role of Pompey as a significant military leader during this period (78-31BC)

h the view that Pompey simply had the adequacy to complete the tasks that others had already begun. Plutarch and even Cicero particularly demonstrate this view. However, despite these personal views o ... passed declaring Lepidus a public enemy as a result of his attempts to march on Rome. According to Plutarch Pompey "attatched himself to the cause of the nobility" and was thus once again granted pro ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History