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Time Spent With The Harvard Classics: Aristophanes – The Frogs

Born in approximately 446 B.C, the Athenian comic playwright Aristophanes survived the ages with 11 of his 40 plays stilly fairly extant despite having passed away in 386 B.C.  These are the only real remaining examples of ‘Old Comedy’ and … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Euripides – The Bacchae

Born in approximately 480 BC, the Athenian tragedian Euripides from who approximately 18-19 extant plays of his approximately 92-95 dramas have survived.  He along with Aeschylus and Sophocles are most of what we know of ancient Greek drama.  Euripides has … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Lives – Alcibiades

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed both Plutarch and his parallel biographies known as Plutarch’s Lives .  In this post, we will discuss Alcibiades. Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, lived from approximately c. 450 – 404 BC and was a prominent Athenian … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Plutarch’s Lives – Demosthenes

Plutarch’s Lives  has been previously discussed.  The past posts should be reviewed for some background information about this set of biographies.  With the respect to Demosthenes, the following may be said. Demosthenes was a Greek statesman and orator of ancient … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Plutarch’s Lives – Themistocles

We have previously discussed Plutarch’s Lives as well as Plutarch himself. Please refer to these prior posts for more information on both.  As to Themistocles, we have yet much to learn. Themistocles was an Athenian politician and general who lived … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Plutarch’s Lives – Pericles

As discussed previously, Plutarch’s Parallel Lives is an important work not only because of the insights provided with respect to subject of the various persons who are discussed in the biographies but also due to the information provided about the times … Continue reading

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