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

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While perhaps best known for his Lives, Plutarch also wrote philosophical dialogues that constitute a major intellectual legacy from the first century A.D. This collection presents two important short works from his writings in moral philosophy. They reveal Plutarch at his best--informative, sympathetic, rich in narrative--and are accompanied by an extensive commentary tha ...more
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Published June 3rd 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Includes original Greek text and translations of the Marriage Advice and A Consolation to His Wife, which is even shorter piece. It's a letter written by Plutarch to his wife after their daughter had died at only a few years of age, congratulating her on her restraint in avoiding unseemly grief and saying that they should be happy for her life rather than sad for her death. The essays do a good job of contextualizing Plutarch in the history of ancient Greek and Roman family and gender norms, tho ...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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