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Moralia 8: Table-talk 1-6

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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 indepen ...more
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Published January 1st 1969 by Loeb Classical Library 424 (first published 1936)
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This is the first of two Loeb volumes containing Plutarch's Table-Talk ("books" 1-6) or Symposium (Greek: συμπόσιον symposion, from συμπίνειν sympinein, "to drink together"). These works of Plutarch give the reader a close look at the Greek and Roman institution or social custom of the symposium through the eyes of the late first century greco-roman historian, philosopher, priest, and statesman, Plutarch. The period of his perspective is particularly of interest to me; there are other and earlie ...more
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Plutarch, later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus; (AD 46 – AD 120) was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch's surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers.

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