Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and a Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography

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While perhaps best known for his Lives, Plutarch also wrote philosophical dialogues that constitute a major intellectual legacy from the first century A.D. This collection presents two important short works from his writings in moral philosophy. They reveal Plutarch at his best—informative, sympathetic, rich in narrative—and are accompanied by an extensive commentary that situates Plutarch and his views on marriage in their historical context.

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Overview

While perhaps best known for his Lives, Plutarch also wrote philosophical dialogues that constitute a major intellectual legacy from the first century A.D. This collection presents two important short works from his writings in moral philosophy. They reveal Plutarch at his best—informative, sympathetic, rich in narrative—and are accompanied by an extensive commentary that situates Plutarch and his views on marriage in their historical context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195120233
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Pt. I Translations, Texts, and Commentaries
Advice to the Bride and Groom 5
Greek Text from Plutarchus Moralia, vol. I 15
Reflections on Plutarch, Advice to the Bride and Groom: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed 33
A Consolation to His Wife 59
Greek Text from Plutarchus Moralia, vol. III 65
Reflections on Plutarch, A Consolation to His Wife 75
Pt. II Interpretive Essays
Plutarch's Moral Program 85
Advice to the Bride and Groom: Plutarch Gives a Detailed Account of His Views on Marriage 97
Practicing What You Preach: Plutarch's Sources and Treatment 116
Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom: Traditional Wisdom through a Philosophic Lens 128
Foreign Powers: Plutarch and Discourses of Domination in Roman Greece 138
Gendering Virtue 151
Plutarch on Persuasion 162
Philosophos kai Philandros: Plutarch's View of Women in the Moralia and Lives 173
Images of Childhood: The Evidence of Plutarch 183
Bibliography of Plutarch's Advice and Consolation 197
General Index 217
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