♥ Book Title : Plutarch's Politics
☯ Full Synopsis : "Plutarch's Lives were once treasured. Today they are studied by classicists, known vaguely, if at all, by the educated public, and are virtually unknown to students of ancient political thought. The central claim of this book is that Plutarch shows how the political form of the city can satisfy an individual's desire for honor, even under the horizon of empire. Plutarch's argument turns on the difference between Sparta and Rome. Both cities stimulated their citizens' desire for honor, but Sparta remained a city by linking honor to what could be seen first-hand, whereas Rome became an empire by liberating honor from the shackles of the visible. Even under the rule of a distant power, however, allegiances and political actions tied to the visible world of the city remained. By resurrecting statesmen who thrived in autonomous cities, Plutarch hoped to rekindle some sense of the city's enduring appeal."Article| Hugh Liebert| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Statesman in Plutarch's Works
☯ Full Synopsis : "The papers in this volume concentrate on political, philosophical, and literary aspects of Plutarch's presentation of statesmen and their activities, and on the aftermath of this Plutarchan heritage."Article| Lukas De Blois| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch's political thought
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Gerhard Jean Daniël Aalders| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Unity of Plutarch's Work
☯ Full Synopsis : "The contributions to this volume inquire into many important issues of Plutarchean scholarship: the conditions under which Plutarch’s writings were split into two distinct corpora, his methods of work and the various authorial techniques employed, the interplay between Lives and Moralia, Plutarch and politics, Plutarch and philosophy, literary aspects of Plutarch’s œuvre, Plutarch on women, Plutarch in his epistemological and socio-historical context. The contributors offer in-sights that throw new light on Plutarch’s personality and illustrate the unity of his varied literary production."Article| Anastasios Nikolaidis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch's Lives
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Parallel Lives of Plutarch (c. AD 45-120), a vast retrospective series of biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen, have always been one of the most widely read of the works which survive from classical antiquity. They were written when Roman imperial power was reaching its height, and aresophisticated examples of a renaissance classicism - linguistic, literary, philosophical and historical - which formed a Greek reaction to Roman domination. The Parallel Lives thus offer us a unique insight into the reception of Classical Greece and Republican Rome in the Greek world of the secondcentury AD. They also explore and challenge issues of psychology, education, morality, and cultural identity. In this new study discussions of Plutarch's literary techniques and moral conceptions are combined with case studies of a number of paired Lives (Pyrrhos - Marius, Phokion - Cato Minor,Lysander - Sulla, and Coriolanus - Alkibiades). As the author demonstrates, the parallel structure of the Lives is not only vital to their interpretation but also reflects a Greek attempt to appropriate and make sense of the pasts of both Greece and Rome."Article| Tim Duff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Statesman in Plutarch's Works
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♥ Book Title : The Passionate Statesman
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Passionate Statesman explores the intersection of passion and politics in Plutarch's Parallel Lives, with special emphasis on how he represents the influence of erõs, or erotic desire, on the careers of some of the most prominent statesmen from Greco-Roman antiquity. Using Aristotle's notion of friendship and Plato's conception of the soul to describe the ideal marriage as based on a mutual love of character (philia), supported by an enduring erotic attraction, Beneker examines how Plutarch applied his system of ethics both to his reading of history and to his writing of biography. With close readings focusing on the three pairs of biographies from Parallel Lives, namely the Greek kings (Alexander the Great, Demetrius 'the besieger', and Agesilaus) and Roman statesmen (Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Marc Antony), the book draws a general conclusion about how Plutarch uses the narration of his subjects' private erotic affairs to interpret their historical deeds."Article| Jeffrey Beneker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch Caesar
☯ Full Synopsis : "Plutarch's Life of Caesar deals with the best known Roman of them all, Julius Caesar, and covers virtually all of the major events of the last generation of the Republic. Pelling's volume gives a new translation of the Life, together with an introduction and commentary, while also acknowledging the literary aspects of the narrative."Article| Christopher Pelling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch's "Maxime Cum Principibus Philosopho Esse Disserendum"
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this short political work, Plutarch demonstrates that the philosopher should especially associate with powerful rulers in order to exert the greatest positive influence on his society and at the same time maximize his personal pleasure."Article| Geert Roskam| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch's Theological Writings and Early Christian Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Hans Dieter Betz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Politics, Administration and Society in the Hellenistic and Roman World
☯ Full Synopsis : "These are the Proceedings of one of the colloquia organized by the International Research Group "Society and Administration in the Hellenistic and Roman World", patronized by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research in Brussels and composed of ancient historians of the Universities of Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, Bologna, Leiden, Trier, Koln, Gottingen, Thessaloniki, Cambridge and London (see also Studia Hellenistica 34, 1998, and 37, 2002). The contributions cover a wide range of topics and a vast geographical area: new papyrological evidence on the taxes imposed by Vespasian on the Jews in the Empire and the collection of arrears by Domitian; new papyrological evidence on the foundation and organization of poleis in Ptolemaic Egypt; problems of taxation and other administrative questions in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt; the upper strata of officialdom in the Seleucid kingdom and the entourage of the Antigonids; the Epirote Confederacy; the collapse of the monarchy in Syracuse; royal visits and regal displays in Ptolemaic Egypt; Egyptian temples and the Ptolemaic army; the settlements in the northern Sinai; the relationships between Greek subjects and Roman authorities in Asia Minor and elsewhere; people of Greek origin in Italy and the western provinces; the payment of Augustan troops in Germania Inferior. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professors Edmond Van 't Dack (1923-1997) and Hubert Devijver (1936-1997)."Article| Al Mooren| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greek Lives
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."Article| Plutarch| Statement ..."