Alexandre, o Grande, na escrita biográfica de Plutarco


  • Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Silva Universidade Federal de São Paulo


Plutarch, Alexander the Great, Hellenistic Period, Ancient biography


Many are the stories, anecdotes and sayings that involve Alexander the Great, the glorious king of Macedonia. Among the authors who have dedicated to telling the story of this illustrious man, Plutarch stands out for bringing a biographical narrative written in a high style as well as for using several literary genres for composing his work. Therefore, the aim of this article is to discuss the biographical structure of Alexandre's life and to analyze the Plutarchian construction of his character, which reveals to be a reflection of his character's virtues and vices.


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Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Silva, Universidade Federal de São Paulo







How to Cite

de Oliveira Silva, M. A. (2020). Alexandre, o Grande, na escrita biográfica de Plutarco. Figura, 8(2), 155–184. Retrieved from