Moralia, Volume II: How to Profit by One's Enemies. On Having Many Friends. Chance. Virtue and Vice. Letter of Condolence to Apollonius. Advice About Keeping Well. Advice to Bride and Groom. The Dinner of the Seven Wise Men. Superstition (Loeb Classical L

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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45—120 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 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.

Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 ...

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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45—120 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 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.

Plutarch wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair, one Greek figure and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, soldiers and orators. Plutarch's many other 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.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Moralia is in fifteen volumes, volume XIII having two parts.

Volume 2 includes: How to Profit by One's Enemies; On Having Many Friends; Chance; Virtue and Vice; Letter of Condolence to Apollonius; Advice about Keeping Well; Advice to Bride and Groom; Dinner of the Seven Wise Men; Superstition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674992450
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1928
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #222
  • Edition description: 6th printing/1st pub.1928
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,184,722
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Traditional Order Of The Books Of The Moralia

How To Profit By One's Enemies

On Having Many Friends

Chance

Virtue And Vice

A Letter Of Condolence To Apollonius

Advice About Keeping Well

Advice To Bride And Groom

The Dinner Of The Seven Wise Men

Superstition

Index

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