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A Companion to Plutarch

Author: Mark Beck
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex [England] ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Companion to Plutarch offers a broad survey of the famous historian and biographer; a coherent, comprehensive, and elegant presentation of Plutarch's thought and influence Constitutes the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch's oeuvre Provides essential background information on Plutarch's world, including his own circle of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Companion to Plutarch.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2013037632
Named Person: Plutarch; Plutarch.; Plutarque
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Beck
ISBN: 9781405194310 1405194316
OCLC Number: 816030016
Description: xvi, 625 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Mark Beck --
Plutarch in Context. Plutarch and Rome / Philip A Stadter --
Plutarch and the Second Sophistic / Thomas A Schmitz --
The Role of Philosophy and Philosophers in the Imperial Period / Michael Trapp --
Plutarch's . Plutarch and Platonism / John Dillon --
Plutarch, Aristotle, and the Peripatetics / Francesco Becchi --
Plutarch and the Stoics / Jan Opsomer --
Plutarch and Epicureanism / Eleni Kechagia-Ovseiko --
Plutarch and the Skeptics / Mauro Bonazzi --
Practical Ethics / Lieve Van Hoof --
Political Philosophy / Christopher Pelling --
Religion and Myth / Rainer Hirsch-Luipold --
Poetry and Education / Ewen Bowie --
Love and Marriage / Georgia Tsouvala --
The Sympotic Works / Frieda Klotz --
Animals in Plutarch / Stephen T Newmyer --
Plutarch the Antiquarian / Pascal Payen --
Plutarch's Biographical Projects. The / Aristoula Georgiadou --
Plutarch's and / Lukas de Blois --
The and the / Eran Almagor --
The Project of the / Joseph Geiger --
/ Alexei V Zadorojnyi --
Compositional Methods in the / Luc Van der Stockt --
The Prologues / Timothy E Duff --
Morality, Characterization, and Individuality / Anastasios G Nikolaidis --
Childhood and Youth / Carmen Soares --
Death and Other Kinds of Closure / Craig Cooper --
The / David HJ Larmour --
The Use of Historical Sources / Maria Teresa Schettino --
Tragedy and the Hero / Judith Mossman --
The Philosopher-King / Bernard Boulet --
The Socratic Paradigm / Mark Beck --
Fate and Fortune / Frances B Titchener --
The Perils of Ambition / Françoise Frazier --
Sex, Eroticism, and Politics / Jeffrey Beneker --
Philanthropy, Dignity, and Euergetism / Geert Roskam --
The Reception of Plutarch. The Reception of Plutarch from Antiquity to the Italian Renaissance / Marianne Pade --
The Renaissance in France / Olivier Guerrier --
The Reception of Plutarch in France after the Renaissance / Françoise Frazier --
The Reception of Plutarch in Spain / Aurelio Pérez Jiménez --
Shakespeare / Gordon Braden --
The Post-Renaissance Reception of Plutarch in England / Judith Mossman --
Plutarch and the Early American Republic / Carl J Richard.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Beck.
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