Plutarch Moralia: index

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Harvard University Press, Sep 27, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 632 pages
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Plutarch's Moralia, Moral Essays reflecting his philosophy about living a good life, is a treasury of information concerning Greco-Roman society, traditions, ideals, ethics, and religion. But access to the riches of this collection of over seventy essays has long been hindered by lack of any comprehensive index. This problem has at last been solved: the Loeb Classical Library's edition of the Moralia is now brought to completion with an analytical Index volume. Renowned as a biographer because of his "Parallel Lives," Plutarch (born about 50 CE) was also a teacher of philosophy in Rome, a priest at Delphi, and an engaging essayist with a warm, urbane, and judicious style. Whether advising about marriage and education, discussing prophecy, divine providence, and life after death, setting forth rules for politicians, or commenting on personal virtues and vices, his Moral Essays reveal not just Plutarch's thinking but also the world in which he lived. Edward O'Neil's thorough index provides an invaluable roadmap for tracking the wealth of information and wisdom to be found in them.

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Roman Questions. Greek Questions. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories. On the Fortune of the Romans. On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander. Were the Athenians More Famous in War or in Wisdom? This ... Read full review

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Fragments Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given ... Read full review

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Edward N. O'Neil was at the time of his death Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California.

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has written extensively on both ancient Greek and military history; his ?fteen books include The Western Way of War and Between War and Peace. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno.

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