Plutarch's "Maxime Cum Principibus Philosopho Esse Disserendum"
In this short political work, Plutarch demonstrates that the philosopher should especially associate with powerful rulers in order to exert the greatest positive influence on his society and at the same time maximize his personal pleasure.
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The first steps in the analysis of Maxime cum principibus
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