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Contents: MP3320

Plutarch: Introduction

7:53
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Introduction

3:42
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Plutarch's desire to make his subject's 'habit of mind understood'

4:11
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Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

49:46
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Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

3:15
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Soon after, an overture was made to him by the queen,

3:31
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From Crete he sailed to Asia

2:45
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Show 13 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

Amongst the many changes and alterations which Lycurgus made

2:46
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After the creation of the thirty senators

2:56
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So there was now no more means of purchasing foreign goods

2:43
$1.05

This last ordinance in particular exasperated the wealthier men.

3:39
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Lycurgus would never reduce his laws into writing

3:23
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These public processions of the maidens

2:45
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Lycurgus allowed a man who was advanced in years and had a young wife

2:31
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After they were twelve years old

3:21
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Their lovers and favourers, too, had a share in the young boy's honour or disgrace

2:34
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Nor was their instruction in music and verse

2:32
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To return to the Lacedaemonians

2:20
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The senate, as I said before, consisted of those who were Lycurgus's chief aiders

4:27
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When he perceived that his more important institutions had taken root in the minds of his countrymen

4:18
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Hide 13 tracks for Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

Plutarch: Themistocles (527-460 BC)

41:42
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Themistocles (527-460 BC)

3:18
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It is said that Themistocles

2:46
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He went beyound all men in the passion for distinction

2:16
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Show 11 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Themistocles (527-460 BC)

Having taken upon himself the command of the Athenian forces

3:09
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Now, though Xerxes had already passed through Doris

2:56
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Eurybiades, by the reason of the greatness of Sparta

2:45
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Themistocles, knowing the generosity of Aristides

3:11
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After this eas-fight, Xerxes, enraged at his ill-fortune

3:12
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He was, indeed, by nature, a great lover of honour

4:24
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When Pausanias went about this treasonable design

2:34
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Thucydides says, that, passing over land to the Aegaean Sea

2:34
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When he was introduced to the king

2:43
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Themistocles replied, that a man's discourse was like to a rich Persian carpet,

3:18
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But when Egypt revolted, being assisted by the Athenians,

2:36
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Plutarch: Pericles (495-429 BC)

44:23
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Pericles (495-429 BC)

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For this man, Pericles entertained an extraordinary esteem

3:19
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He immediately entered

2:40
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Finding himself come sort of his competitor, Cimon

2:58
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Cimon, while he was admiral

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Pericles on the other hand

2:51
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Phidias had the oversight of all the works

2:52
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At length, coming to a final contest with Thucydides

3:06
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Of all his expeditions

2:18
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For, in the first place, the Euboeans revolted

3:04
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Pericles, however, was particularly charged with having proposed to the assembly

3:52
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After this was over, the Peloponnesian war beginning

3:32
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The people receiving and admitting these accusations and complaints

3:21
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In the first place, the pestilential disease

4:23
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Plutarch: Alcibiades (450-404 BC)

1:05:24
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Alcibiades (450-404 BC)

3:18
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Unawares to himself

2:43
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Whilst he was very young

2:43
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He had great advantages for entering public life

2:57
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Alcibiades was not less disturbed at the distinctions

2:55
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When they were met

2:58
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After this battle at Mantinea

2:12
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The truth is, his liberalities, his public shows

3:05
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Together with Alcibiades

3:18
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Alcibiades perceived the malice of this postponement

3:18
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The information against him was conceived in this form

2:50
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At Sparta, he was devoted to athletic exercises

2:35
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Thus Alcibiades, quitting the interests of the Spartans

3:29
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Alcibiades at once dispatched messengers to Samos

2:33
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The people in the city were terrified into submission

3:52
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But about thirty days after, Alcibiades escaped from his keeprs

3:18
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Alcibiades, as soon as he saw the torch lifted upin the air

2:55
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And now Alcibiades began to desire to see his native country again

2:17
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But notwithstanding the affairs of Alcibiades went so prosperously

2:26
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How far his own inclinations led him to usurp sovereign power

3:21
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As soon as Alcibiades heard of this

3:03
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Yet in this sad state of affairs

3:18
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Plutarch: Lysander (439-395 BC)

33:18
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Lysander (439-395 BC)

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Understanding that Cyrus, the king's son

3:47
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But to those who loved honest and noble behaviour

3:05
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Show 9 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Lysander (439-395 BC)

But on the fifth day

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Lysander with his fleet passed to Asia

2:53
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Lysander, after this, sails out to Thrace

2:30
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This ambitious temper was indeed only burdensome to the highest personages

2:27
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And having hardly and with difficulty obtained leave

1:59
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When King Agis died

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Immediately, therefore, Lysander spurred him on to make an expedition into Asia

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Upon this he was sent ambassador to the Hellespont

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And being now grown violent in his temper

2:33
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Plutarch: Alexander (356-323 BC)

1:57:49
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Alexander (356-323 BC)

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The statues that gave the best representation of Alexander's person

3:10
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The care of his education, as it might be presumed

2:51
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Show 35 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Alexander (356-323 BC)

After this, considering him to be of a temper easy to be led to his duty by reason

3:28
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But the disorders of his family

3:39
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When he came to Thebes

3:09
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Then he went to Delphi

2:48
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In the meantime Darius's captains having collected large roces

3:26
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This battle presently made a great change of affairs to Alexander's advantage

2:37
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Darius was by this time upon his march from Susa

2:39
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There was at this time in Darius's army a Macedonian refugee

3:02
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But as he was going to supper

3:51
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Alexander, that he might refresh his army

3:46
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This was a long and painful, and, in two respects, a dangerous journey

3:13
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Darius wrote him a letter

3:41
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But to return to Alexander

3:18
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His sword, which was the weapon he used most in fight

3:52
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From hence he marched through the province of Babylon

3:56
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What she said was received with such universal liking and murmurs of applause

2:54
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But when he perceived his favourites grow so luxurious

3:01
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He now, as we said, set forth to seek Darius

3:42
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And now with the flower of his army he marched into Hyrcania

2:49
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Apprehending the Macedonians would be weary of pursuing the war

2:24
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Noticing, also, that among his chief friends and favourites

2:58
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But he, for what reason is uncertain

2:44
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The king had a present of Grecian fruit brought him

2:36
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'We are sufficiently punished already'

1:54
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Upon this, at last, Alexander, snatching a spear from one of the soldiers

2:42
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Alexander now intent upon his expedition into India

2:14
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Nor did they judge amiss

3:07
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This discourse pleased Alexander

3:50
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Almost all the historians agree

3:18
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Alexander was now eager to see the ocean

3:59
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His voyage down the rivers took up seven months' time

1:55
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At Gedrosia, his admiral, Nearchus

2:38
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The thirty thousand boys whom he left behind him to be taught

3:39
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As he was upon his way to Babylon

3:23
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But the journals give the following record

2:56
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Hide 35 tracks for Plutarch: Alexander (356-323 BC)

Plutarch: Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

32:29
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Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

3:39
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As soon, therefore, as he was grown up to man's estate

3:55
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Whence then, may some say

2:18
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Show 7 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

However, finding it a hard matter

2:42
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It was evident

3:20
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But there was, it should seem

3:03
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Demosthenes had secret intelligence of the death of Philip

3:31
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It was not long after that Harpalus fled from Alexander

2:13
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Demosthenes resisted the inquisition

3:11
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Yet it was no long time that he enjoyed his country after his return

4:37
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Hide 7 tracks for Plutarch: Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

58:05
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Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

4:05
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When he was twelve years old

3:22
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From this time he began to revolve many and vast projects in his thoughts

3:56
$1.05
Show 15 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

After this battle, Pyrrhus

3:20
$1.05

But Lysimachus now arriving, and claiming the defeat of Demetrius

3:03
$1.05

There was one Cineas, a Thessalian

3:19
$1.05

And first, he sent away Cineas to the Tarentines

2:46
$1.05

He now received intelligence that Laevinus

3:05
$1.05

This made Pyrrhus use greater caution

3:41
$1.05

Then Caius Fabricius came in embassy from the Romans

3:43
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The Romans, not having those advantages of retreating

4:09
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And being elevated with his good fortune

2:45
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He divided his army into two parts

2:45
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His affairs being yet unsettled

2:44
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Pyrrhus himself, in person

2:12
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Pyrrhus, upon the coming of these additional forces

2:40
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In the dead of the night

3:39
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Pyrrhus, seeing this storm and confusion of things

2:51
$1.05
Hide 15 tracks for Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

Contents: FLAC44100

Plutarch: Introduction

7:53
$2.50

Introduction

3:42
$1.25

Plutarch's desire to make his subject's 'habit of mind understood'

4:11
$1.25

Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

49:46
$20.00

Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

3:15
$1.25

Soon after, an overture was made to him by the queen,

3:31
$1.25

From Crete he sailed to Asia

2:45
$1.25
Show 13 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

Amongst the many changes and alterations which Lycurgus made

2:46
$1.25

After the creation of the thirty senators

2:56
$1.25

So there was now no more means of purchasing foreign goods

2:43
$1.25

This last ordinance in particular exasperated the wealthier men.

3:39
$1.25

Lycurgus would never reduce his laws into writing

3:23
$1.25

These public processions of the maidens

2:45
$1.25

Lycurgus allowed a man who was advanced in years and had a young wife

2:31
$1.25

After they were twelve years old

3:21
$1.25

Their lovers and favourers, too, had a share in the young boy's honour or disgrace

2:34
$1.25

Nor was their instruction in music and verse

2:32
$1.25

To return to the Lacedaemonians

2:20
$1.25

The senate, as I said before, consisted of those who were Lycurgus's chief aiders

4:27
$1.25

When he perceived that his more important institutions had taken root in the minds of his countrymen

4:18
$1.25
Hide 13 tracks for Plutarch: Lycurgus (6th or 7th Century BC)

Plutarch: Themistocles (527-460 BC)

41:42
$17.50

Themistocles (527-460 BC)

3:18
$1.25

It is said that Themistocles

2:46
$1.25

He went beyound all men in the passion for distinction

2:16
$1.25
Show 11 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Themistocles (527-460 BC)

Having taken upon himself the command of the Athenian forces

3:09
$1.25

Now, though Xerxes had already passed through Doris

2:56
$1.25

Eurybiades, by the reason of the greatness of Sparta

2:45
$1.25

Themistocles, knowing the generosity of Aristides

3:11
$1.25

After this eas-fight, Xerxes, enraged at his ill-fortune

3:12
$1.25

He was, indeed, by nature, a great lover of honour

4:24
$1.25

When Pausanias went about this treasonable design

2:34
$1.25

Thucydides says, that, passing over land to the Aegaean Sea

2:34
$1.25

When he was introduced to the king

2:43
$1.25

Themistocles replied, that a man's discourse was like to a rich Persian carpet,

3:18
$1.25

But when Egypt revolted, being assisted by the Athenians,

2:36
$1.25
Hide 11 tracks for Plutarch: Themistocles (527-460 BC)

Plutarch: Pericles (495-429 BC)

44:23
$17.50

Pericles (495-429 BC)

3:14
$1.25

For this man, Pericles entertained an extraordinary esteem

3:19
$1.25

He immediately entered

2:40
$1.25
Show 11 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Pericles (495-429 BC)

Finding himself come sort of his competitor, Cimon

2:58
$1.25

Cimon, while he was admiral

2:53
$1.25

Pericles on the other hand

2:51
$1.25

Phidias had the oversight of all the works

2:52
$1.25

At length, coming to a final contest with Thucydides

3:06
$1.25

Of all his expeditions

2:18
$1.25

For, in the first place, the Euboeans revolted

3:04
$1.25

Pericles, however, was particularly charged with having proposed to the assembly

3:52
$1.25

After this was over, the Peloponnesian war beginning

3:32
$1.25

The people receiving and admitting these accusations and complaints

3:21
$1.25

In the first place, the pestilential disease

4:23
$1.25
Hide 11 tracks for Plutarch: Pericles (495-429 BC)

Plutarch: Alcibiades (450-404 BC)

1:05:24
$27.50

Alcibiades (450-404 BC)

3:18
$1.25

Unawares to himself

2:43
$1.25

Whilst he was very young

2:43
$1.25
Show 19 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Alcibiades (450-404 BC)

He had great advantages for entering public life

2:57
$1.25

Alcibiades was not less disturbed at the distinctions

2:55
$1.25

When they were met

2:58
$1.25

After this battle at Mantinea

2:12
$1.25

The truth is, his liberalities, his public shows

3:05
$1.25

Together with Alcibiades

3:18
$1.25

Alcibiades perceived the malice of this postponement

3:18
$1.25

The information against him was conceived in this form

2:50
$1.25

At Sparta, he was devoted to athletic exercises

2:35
$1.25

Thus Alcibiades, quitting the interests of the Spartans

3:29
$1.25

Alcibiades at once dispatched messengers to Samos

2:33
$1.25

The people in the city were terrified into submission

3:52
$1.25

But about thirty days after, Alcibiades escaped from his keeprs

3:18
$1.25

Alcibiades, as soon as he saw the torch lifted upin the air

2:55
$1.25

And now Alcibiades began to desire to see his native country again

2:17
$1.25

But notwithstanding the affairs of Alcibiades went so prosperously

2:26
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How far his own inclinations led him to usurp sovereign power

3:21
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As soon as Alcibiades heard of this

3:03
$1.25

Yet in this sad state of affairs

3:18
$1.25
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Plutarch: Lysander (439-395 BC)

33:18
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Lysander (439-395 BC)

3:34
$1.25

Understanding that Cyrus, the king's son

3:47
$1.25

But to those who loved honest and noble behaviour

3:05
$1.25
Show 9 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Lysander (439-395 BC)

But on the fifth day

4:04
$1.25

Lysander with his fleet passed to Asia

2:53
$1.25

Lysander, after this, sails out to Thrace

2:30
$1.25

This ambitious temper was indeed only burdensome to the highest personages

2:27
$1.25

And having hardly and with difficulty obtained leave

1:59
$1.25

When King Agis died

1:53
$1.25

Immediately, therefore, Lysander spurred him on to make an expedition into Asia

2:08
$1.25

Upon this he was sent ambassador to the Hellespont

2:25
$1.25

And being now grown violent in his temper

2:33
$1.25
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Plutarch: Alexander (356-323 BC)

1:57:49
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Alexander (356-323 BC)

2:40
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The statues that gave the best representation of Alexander's person

3:10
$1.25

The care of his education, as it might be presumed

2:51
$1.25
Show 35 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Alexander (356-323 BC)

After this, considering him to be of a temper easy to be led to his duty by reason

3:28
$1.25

But the disorders of his family

3:39
$1.25

When he came to Thebes

3:09
$1.25

Then he went to Delphi

2:48
$1.25

In the meantime Darius's captains having collected large roces

3:26
$1.25

This battle presently made a great change of affairs to Alexander's advantage

2:37
$1.25

Darius was by this time upon his march from Susa

2:39
$1.25

There was at this time in Darius's army a Macedonian refugee

3:02
$1.25

But as he was going to supper

3:51
$1.25

Alexander, that he might refresh his army

3:46
$1.25

This was a long and painful, and, in two respects, a dangerous journey

3:13
$1.25

Darius wrote him a letter

3:41
$1.25

But to return to Alexander

3:18
$1.25

His sword, which was the weapon he used most in fight

3:52
$1.25

From hence he marched through the province of Babylon

3:56
$1.25

What she said was received with such universal liking and murmurs of applause

2:54
$1.25

But when he perceived his favourites grow so luxurious

3:01
$1.25

He now, as we said, set forth to seek Darius

3:42
$1.25

And now with the flower of his army he marched into Hyrcania

2:49
$1.25

Apprehending the Macedonians would be weary of pursuing the war

2:24
$1.25

Noticing, also, that among his chief friends and favourites

2:58
$1.25

But he, for what reason is uncertain

2:44
$1.25

The king had a present of Grecian fruit brought him

2:36
$1.25

'We are sufficiently punished already'

1:54
$1.25

Upon this, at last, Alexander, snatching a spear from one of the soldiers

2:42
$1.25

Alexander now intent upon his expedition into India

2:14
$1.25

Nor did they judge amiss

3:07
$1.25

This discourse pleased Alexander

3:50
$1.25

Almost all the historians agree

3:18
$1.25

Alexander was now eager to see the ocean

3:59
$1.25

His voyage down the rivers took up seven months' time

1:55
$1.25

At Gedrosia, his admiral, Nearchus

2:38
$1.25

The thirty thousand boys whom he left behind him to be taught

3:39
$1.25

As he was upon his way to Babylon

3:23
$1.25

But the journals give the following record

2:56
$1.25
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Plutarch: Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

32:29
$12.50

Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

3:39
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As soon, therefore, as he was grown up to man's estate

3:55
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Whence then, may some say

2:18
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However, finding it a hard matter

2:42
$1.25

It was evident

3:20
$1.25

But there was, it should seem

3:03
$1.25

Demosthenes had secret intelligence of the death of Philip

3:31
$1.25

It was not long after that Harpalus fled from Alexander

2:13
$1.25

Demosthenes resisted the inquisition

3:11
$1.25

Yet it was no long time that he enjoyed his country after his return

4:37
$1.25
Hide 7 tracks for Plutarch: Demosthenes (384-322 BC)

Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

58:05
$22.50

Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

4:05
$1.25

When he was twelve years old

3:22
$1.25

From this time he began to revolve many and vast projects in his thoughts

3:56
$1.25
Show 15 remaining tracks for Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)

After this battle, Pyrrhus

3:20
$1.25

But Lysimachus now arriving, and claiming the defeat of Demetrius

3:03
$1.25

There was one Cineas, a Thessalian

3:19
$1.25

And first, he sent away Cineas to the Tarentines

2:46
$1.25

He now received intelligence that Laevinus

3:05
$1.25

This made Pyrrhus use greater caution

3:41
$1.25

Then Caius Fabricius came in embassy from the Romans

3:43
$1.25

The Romans, not having those advantages of retreating

4:09
$1.25

And being elevated with his good fortune

2:45
$1.25

He divided his army into two parts

2:45
$1.25

His affairs being yet unsettled

2:44
$1.25

Pyrrhus himself, in person

2:12
$1.25

Pyrrhus, upon the coming of these additional forces

2:40
$1.25

In the dead of the night

3:39
$1.25

Pyrrhus, seeing this storm and confusion of things

2:51
$1.25
Hide 15 tracks for Plutarch: Pyrrhus (329-272 BC)