The opening of Plutarch's Life of Themistokles
Duff, T. E. (2008) The opening of Plutarch's Life of Themistokles. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, 48. pp. 159-179. ISSN 0017-3916
Official URL: http://grbs.library.duke.edu/article/view/901
Plutarch begins the biography by selecting incidents and an epigram that anticipate the basic themes of Themistocles' life--his greatness, sometimes ambiguous, and his benefactions to all of Greece.