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Plutarch's parallel biographies of the good males in Greek and Roman historical past are cornerstones of ecu literature, drawn on by means of numerous writers because the Renaissance. this feature presents intimate glimpses into the lives of those males, revealing why the gentle Artaxerxes compelled the killer of his usurping brother to endure the terrible "death of 2 boats"; why the noble Dion time and again risked his lifestyles for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes introduced a funeral oration for the warriors he had abandoned in conflict; and why Alexander self-destructed after conquering part the world.

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