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Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

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Bridges the gap between Plutarch Studies and Achaemenid Studies through analysis of key texts

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1. Introduction

2. Ctesias (a)

3. Ctesias (b)

4. Deinon (a)

5. Deinon (b)

6. Heracleides, Excursus: Charon of Lampsacus

7. Conclusions

Appendix I: Two Notes on the Cypriot War

Appendix II: Plutarch, the Persica and the Regum et Imperatorum Apophthegmata



About the Author

Eran Almagor is the author of papers and chapters on the history of the Achaemenid Empire, its image in Greek literature (Ctesias in particular), and on Greek Imperial writers, particularly Strabo and Josephus. Among his major interests are the writings of Plutarch, especially the Lives and the reception of antiquity in modern popular culture.

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