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Best edition of Plutarch's lives?

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Best edition of Plutarch's lives?
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>>7236312
Folio Society or Easton Press if you're looking for something very special.

Penguin Classics are great, not sure if they have all the lives available though.

Loeb Classic Library if you want the original Greek and English translation.

I'm sure most editions will suffice.
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Modern Library Classics have the full Lives in two volumes. The translation is the Dryden translation which is imo excellent; I'm not trying to appeal to authority but I believe that was the translation that Shakespeare would have used.
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>>7237797
are those all unabridged?
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>>7237808

Well Shakespeare lived a century and a half before Dryden. The translation Shakespeare did use was that by Sir Thomas North.
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>>7237823
Ah I thought I had it wrong; cheers for the correction.
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>>7237812
I'm not entirely sure, but I would guess at least the Loebs, Folio, and Easton Press are the complete works.
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>>7237827
stop saying cheers
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>>7237812
Penguin is abridged as is the Oxford Classics version.
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>>7237967
is what they leave out important at all or not?
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>>7237975
Idk. They leave out a lot as each I think only covers, at most, 8 or so lives. I know the Oxford doesn't include Cicero, which seems to be a fairly grave omission. It is really up to whether you want a smattering or 1000+ pages of Plutarch.
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>>7237917
Fuck off wanker
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>>7237797
Generic answer that ends up being shit in this case.

Modern library has the most widely available (possibly the only) unabridged collection of the Lives.
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start with the greeks
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>>7238069
>recommendations can be generic
Good one /lit/
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>>7238028
Fuck off britbong
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>>7237981
i want all of it.
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>>7238113
>OP asks about a classical text
>response recommends penguin and loeb
>"I'm sure most editions will suffice"

That's as general as you can fucking get.
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>>7238164
No
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