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A Perfect Medium?
Oracular Divination in the Thought of Plutarch
Oracular divination was of special concern for Plutarch of Chaeronea (45–120 AD), Platonic philosopher as well as priest at the oracle of Apollo in Delphi. The peculiar nature of Delphic divination as an (im)perfect intermediary between the material and the immaterial world is fathomed in a thorough study of Plutarch’s Delphic dialogues. This...
Plutarch's Science of Natural Problems
A Study with Commentary on Quaestiones Naturales
A Versatile Gentleman
Consistency in Plutarch's Writing
Aspects of Plutarch's Philosophy of Nature
Recently scholars have begun to reassess the ancient scientific value of Plutarch's natural philosophical writings. Natural Spectaculars aims to give further impetus to this project by treating several aspects of Plutarch’s natural philosophy that have not been explored before.
Virtues for the People
Aspects of Plutarchan Ethics
Plutarch's "Life of Alcibiades"
Story, Text and Moralism
Demonstrates how Plutarch carefully constructed his story and used a wide range of narrative techniques to create a complex Life that raises interesting questions about the relation between private morality and the common good.
Plutarch's "Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum"
An Interpretation with Commentary
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.
A Commentary on Plutarch's "De latenter vivendo"
In this book, Plutarch's anti-Epicurean polemic is understood against the background of the previous philosophical tradition.