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Moralia : Volume 12 - Plutarch

Moralia

Volume 12

By: Plutarch, Harold Cherniss (Editor), W.C. Helmbold (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674994478
Number Of Pages: 608

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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.

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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ISBN: 9780674994478
ISBN-10: 0674994477
Series: Harvard Loeb Series 406 : Book 12
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32

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