1936. Plutarch 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 consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned. He wrote on many subjects. Plutarch's many varied extant works, about 60 in number, are known as Moralia or Moral Essays. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion.
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The excellence of quality and description of which so essays that the literature contains is phenomenal.
The essays addresse many current world issues in society. It expands thought about the world and throws the media and bad friends into the light.
It is a must-read to expand knowledge of the world,though it is a huge book.
I recommend this bood, even if you are reading only a few chapters, a few chapters will be enough to bring light.
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I took the liberty of skimming when it seemed that Plutarch had already made his point but felt the need to expound. However, I did read "On Contentedness of Mind", "On Anger", and "On Debt" in their entirety, and I consider them the most applicable of the essays. Read full review