Plutarch’s ‘Tale of Two Cities’

Pelling, C. B. R.(2010) “Plutarch’s ‘Tale of Two Cities.’” In Humble (2010) 217-35.

One Life is not enough. A Plutarch Life is always a rounded and carefully structured work, but that is not the only artistic unit that matters. The most obvious larger unit is the pair: this whole volume is testimony to how much synkrisis matters there. But scholars are increasingly arguing that other, broader groupings are important too.