Moralia, Volume XII: Concerning the Face Which Appears in the Orb of the Moon. On the Principle of Cold. Whether Fire or Water Is More Useful. Whether Land or Sea Animals Are Cleverer. Beasts Are Rational. On the Eating of Flesh (Loeb Classical Library)

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Overview

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 12 includes: Concerning the Face which appears in the Orb of the Moon; On the Principle of Cold; Whether Fire or Water is more useful; Whether Land or Sea Animals are cleverer; Beasts are rational; On the Eating of Flesh.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674994478
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1957
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #406
  • Edition description: 4th printing/1st pub.1957
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 4.37 (w) x 6.61 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Traditional Order Of The Moralia

Concerning The Face Which Appears In The Orb Of The Moon

Introduction

Text and Translation

On The Principle Of Cold

Introduction

Text and Translation

Whether Fire Or Water Is More Useful

Introduction

Text and Translation

Whether Land Or Sea Animals Are Cleverer

Introduction

Text and Translation

Appendix: Zoological Terms

Beasts Are Rational

Introduction

Text and Translation

On The Eating Of Flesh

Introduction

Text and Translation

I

II

Index

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