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What lessons are hidden in ancient biographies?

Alex Petkas is a former Classics professor who now works in the industrial coatings industry. Combining theory and practice.  Modernizing Plutarch's Parallel Lives in his Cost of Glory podcast is one of his key projects. Plutarch was an ancient biographer, his most famous work, Parallel Lives, is a set of biographies of great Roman and Greeks that we can learn a lot from today.

In this conversation Caleb Ontiveros and Alex Petkas talk about characters like Marius, Cato, Sulla, and Pyrrhus. They also discuss the importance of role models and what Plutarch can teach us today.

Learn more about Alex Petkas at his website:, follow him on Twitter: @alexpetkas, and check out The Cost of Glory