Moralia, Volume XIV: That Epicurus Actually Makes a Pleasant Life Impossible. Reply to Colotes in Defence of the Other Philosophers. Is

Moralia, Volume XIV: That Epicurus Actually Makes a Pleasant Life Impossible. Reply to Colotes in Defence of the Other Philosophers. Is "Live Unknown" a Wise Precept? On Music

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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 XVI is a comprehensive Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674994720
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1967
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #428
Edition description: 3rd printing/1st pub.1967
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Traditional Order Of The Moralia

Can Virtue Be Taught?

On Moral Virtue

On The Control Of Anger

On Tranquillity Of Mind

On Brotherly Love

On Affection For Offspring

Whether Vice Be Sufficient To Cause Unhappiness

Whether The Affections Of The Soul

Are Worse Than Those Of The Body

Concerning Talkativeness

On Being A Busybody

Index

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