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Author Verdegem, Simon.

Title Plutarch's life of Alcibiades : story, text and moralism / Simon Verdegem
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (499 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. Moralism ; Story ; Text -- The proem (Alc. 1). An intriguing beginning ; Making a start ; Conclusions -- A difficult character (Alc. 2-9). On character changes and innate passions (Alc. 2.1) ; Childhood stories (Alc. 2.2-3.2) ; How to distinguish flatterers from a friend (Alc. 4-6) ; Sayings and doings of a young adult (Alc. 7-9) ; Conclusions -- The ascent to power (Alc. 10-15). A spectacular entry (Alc. 10.1-2) ; Alcibiades' rhetoric (Alc. 10.3-4) ; The olympic triumph (Alc. 11-12) ; The struggle for power in Athens (Alc. 13) ; Breaking the Peace of Nicias (Alc. 14-15) ; Conclusions -- A thought-provoking transition (Alc. 16). Dividing public opinion ; Combining source material -- The great reversal (Alc. 17.1-23.3). Thinking about the conquest of Sicily (Alc. 17.1-18.5) ; From mutilation to condemnation (Alc. 18.6-22.5) ; Alcibiades' defection to Sparta (Alc. 23.1-3) ; Conclusions -- The art of adaptation (Alc. 23.4-5). Alcibiades' adaptation of his conduct ; Plutarch's adaptation of his material -- From Sparta to Samos (Alc. 23.6-26.9). From Sparta to Sardis (Alc. 23.6-25.2) ; From Sardis to Samos (Alc. 25.3-26.9) ; Conclusions -- Fighting his way back (Alc. 27-31). A quest for glory (Alc. 27.1-2) ; The battle of Abydus (Alc. 27.3-6) ; In prison (Alc. 27.6-28.2) ; The Battle of Cyzicus (Alc. 28.2-10) ; Alcibiades and Thrasyllus (Alc. 29.1-5) ; The expedition against Chalcedon (Alc. 29.6-30.2) ; The capture of Selybria (Alc. 30.3-10) ; The Chalcedon-Treaty (Alc. 31.1-2) ; The capture of Byzantium (Alc. 31.3-8) ; Conclusions -- At the height of his glory (Alc. 32-34). Alcibiades' return to Athens (Alc. 32.1-34.2) ; Alcibiades' restoration of the procession to Eleusis (Alc. 34.3-7) ; Conclusions -- A tragic downfall (Alc. 35-39). In absentia (Alc. 35.1-36.5) ; A new blow (Alc. 36.6-37.8) ; The final act (Alc. 38-39) ; Conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-467) and indexes
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Subject Plutarch -- Criticism and interpretation.
Plutarch. Alcibiades.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010420281
ISBN 946166009X (electronic bk.)
9789461660091 (electronic bk.)