Plutarch Writing Styles in Fall of the Roman Republic

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Perspective

The book is written in first person by Plutarch, who lived in the day of these happenings and had first-hand knowledge of many of the events as well as personal knowledge of the people. It should be noted that Plutarch seldom includes the word "I" in his writing, only occasionally inserting his personal observations as his own. More often, he tells these stories in an objective tone. However, the reader should be aware that there are introductions at every chapter that are not written by Plutarch but are an opinion on Plutarch's information. It is noted at some points that he ignores specific details that other writers of the period include in their own works. While it is noteworthy that Plutarch's writings should therefore not be the one and only source of information, it does give the book a more personal feel. These are one man's perspectives on...

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