8th out of 19 books — 4 voters
Isis & Osiris (Moralia 5)
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Hardcover, 527 pages
Published December 1967 by Loeb Classical Library
(first published 1936)
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Of the several essays included in this volume of Plutarch’s Moralia, I found “Isis and Osiris” to be the most interesting. In this work, Plutarch begins by stating that the preeminent characteristic of God is knowledge and intelligence, ie rationality and wisdom. This would suggest that the nature of Ultimate Reality is information, consistent with our awareness from quantum physics that information is non-local. Plutarch then spends considerable ink in tracing the origin of many myths and legen...more
Plutarch (Greek: Πλούταρχος) later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος) c. AD 46 - 120, was a Greek biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His oeuvre consists of the Parallel Lives and the Mo...moreMore about Plutarch...