TITLE

Plutarch's Alexander: an Endorsement of Platonism and Living as a Philosopher

AUTHOR(S)
Gonzalez, Sergio E.
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Academic Leadership (15337812);Spring2013, Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers the author's insights on Greco-Roman historian and writer Plutarch and his book "Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans," wherein he used Alexander the Great's celebrity status to promote Platonism and living the life of a philosopher. Topics discussed include the book "Parallel Lives," a historical-biographical account of important Roman and Greek figures, Alexander as a Platonist to promote Platonism, and Plutarch used an effective method of propaganda.
ACCESSION #
94321083

 

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