ISBN-10:
0674992172
ISBN-13:
9780674992177
Pub. Date:
01/01/1927
Publisher:
Harvard
Moralia, Volume I: The Education of Children. How the Young Man Should Study Poetry. On Listening to Lectures. How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend. How a Man May Become Aware of His Progress in Virtue

Moralia, Volume I: The Education of Children. How the Young Man Should Study Poetry. On Listening to Lectures. How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend. How a Man May Become Aware of His Progress in Virtue

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674992177
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1927
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #197
Edition description: 5th printing/1st pub.1927
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Frank Cole Babbitt (1867–1935) was the Hobart Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Trinity College, Hartford.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Traditional Order Of The Moralia

The Education Of Children

How The Young Man Should Study Poetry

On Listening To Lectures

How To Tell A Flatterer From A Friend

How A Man May Become Aware

Of His Progress In Virtue

Index

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