Lives. The Dryden Translation. [A four-volume boxed set comprising The Rise of Classical Greece; The Age of Empire-Builders; From Kings to Consuls; and the Age of Caesar]
London, The Folio Society, 2010 (first thus).
Large octavo, four volumes, with numerous full-page plates by David Rooney ('inspired by Greek and Roman portrait sculpture, in most cases based on pieces firmly identified as the figures Plutarch describes').
Gilt-decorated cloth; a fine set in the fine gilt-decorated slipcase.
Introduction by Tom Holland; edited by Arthur Hugh Clough. 'For this edition of 'Plutarch's Lives', the original pairings of Greek and Roman figures have been split and the biographies arranged in chronological order by period during which each figure flourished. The comparisons have been placed as appendices, and are repeated in each relevant volumes. Though not all of 'Plutarch's Lives' have survived, this rearrangement gives the best sense available to us of the historical sweep of the work'. [4 items].