Continuing the collection ?Clássicos Ilustrados' (Classics Illustrated), this book, the second volume of the collection, brings, on the one hand, Alexander - the great King of Macedonia, who conquered Asia and reunited the East and West - and on the other hand, the strategist and skilful politician, Julius Caesar, symbol of glory and power. In vidas comparadas (compared lives), the renowned historian Plutarch portrays clearly and concisely the profile of these two great leaders of classical history, showing the similarities and differences between Greek and Roman heroes.
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Plutarch was born in Chaeronea, Greece, in the year 46, and died circa 120. His best-known work is Parallel Lives, which had great influence in Western literature on what is known from ancient Greece and Rome. Some got lost with time, others were lives not compared. Plutarch will always be the great biographer of mankind and is considered the inventor of parallelism or compared biography.
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