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The Life of Artaxerxes

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Summary

Plutarch set out to understand the lives of the political greats of his time when he wrote his famous Parallel Lives, of which The Life of Artaxerxes is included. Artaxerxes was fairly unique among the mix of famous names listed here, as he was a Persian King. His influence upon the Persian war and the remainder of Parallel Lives biographies is irrefutable. Though arguably his inclusion was merely in relation to his influence on Greece and Rome, Artaxerxes is still one of the more interesting biographies you will read in the series.  

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