Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 Setting & Symbolism

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Rome

This is the central city of the Roman empire and the center of many of the lives Plutarch examines. Rome was ruled as a republic until the time of Caesar.

Athens

This is the most important city of ancient Greece, Athens was ruled by a democratic assembly.

Sparta

This is a powerful city-state in ancient Greece. Plutarch profiles several Spartan leaders in his "Lives."

Egpyt

This is a region in North Africa ruled by the Ptolomy family of kings and the queen Cleopatra.

Achaea

This is a region of Greece made up of allied cities and islands that banded together to resist the Spartans.

Persia

This is the Near Eastern region ruled by the kings Darius and Artaxerxes. Persia was conquered by Alexander.

Macedonia

This is a region north of Greece that became extremely powerful under the leadership of Philip and his son, Alexander.

Sicily

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