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

Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife

English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780195120233
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book is a collection of essays with commentary and evaluative bibliography on Plutarch. Advice to the Bride and Groom and Consolation to His Wife along with the Greek texts and English translations. It is designed to help readers understand and appreciate two important documents for the study of gender and the family in the Graeco-Roman world and in later Western history. To populate the dearth of prior scholarly discussion of Plutarch's works on the family, Pomeroy has assembled a team of experts in Plutarch, the Hellenistic World, religion, cultural studies, and the family and gender, who use various historical and theoretical approaches in discussing the wide range of issues and questions raised by these texts. For example, what does one mean by "Roman" or "Greek" marriage in a Hellenistic context when Greeks and Romans were mutually influential? To begin to answer this question, it is imperative to take notice of Greek traditions, the Roman Imperial context, and the changing views of the family in Greek philosophy and early Christianity. Furthermore, for an understanding of the Consolation to His Wife it is necessary to understand Roman demography and to examine contemporary Latin consolatory literature. Though Plutarch addressed both these essays to individual Greeks whom he knew personally, he had a much wider audience in mind. The commentary, essays, and bibliography are written so as to be accessible to those who are reading the English translation.

"In this highly energised field of debate [of ancient sexuality], Pomeroy's own contributions to this volume stand out for both their purposeful clarity and their defiant defence of historical narrative as a mode of explanation...This is a useful collection that will, no doubt, well serve its intended readership of students pursuing courses on women, gender and the family." --Tim Whitmarsh, St. John's College, Cambridge University "Valuable... the latest in Sarah Pomeroy's impressive list of publications on women and gender in the ancient world... Helpful, informative and well written." Ancient History Bulletin

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Contributorsp. xiii
Translations, Texts, and Commentariesp. 1
Advice to the Bride and Groomp. 5
p. 15
Reflections on Plutarch Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed: Advice to the Bride and Groomp. 33
A Consolation to His Wifep. 59
 &U03d2 &U03d2p. 65
Reflections on Plutarch, a Consolation to His Wifep. 75
Interpretive Essaysp. 83
Plutarch's Moral Programp. 85
Advice to the Bride and Groom: Plutarch Gives a Detailed Account of His Views on Marriagep. 97
Practicing What You Preach Plutarch's Sources and Treatmentp. 116
Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom: Traditional Wisdom Through a Philosophic Lensp. 128
Foreign Powers: Plutarch and Discourses of Domination in Roman Greecep. 150
Gendering Virtuep. 151
Plutarch on Persuasionp. 162
Philosophos Kai Philandros Plutarch's View of Women in the Moralia and the Livesp. 173
Images of Childhood: The Evidence of Plutarchp. 183
Bibliography of Plutarch's Advice and Consolationp. 197
Indexp. 213
General Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780195120233
ISBN-10: 019512023X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.26 x 16.49  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.53