A Companion to Plutarch

A Companion to Plutarch

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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 Plutarcha€™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 Plutarcha€™s oeuvre Provides essential background information on Plutarcha€™s world, including his own circle of influential friends (Greek and Roman), his travels, his political activity, and his relations with Trajan and other emperors Offers contextualizing background, the literary and cultural details that shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of Plutarcha€™s thought Surveys the ideologically crucial reception of the Greek Classical Period in Plutarcha€™s writings Follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attentionAs argued above, even though itis impossible toknow with any certainty the originaltitleof Plutarcha#39;s Greek Questions, thefactthat ... Furthermore, the two collectionsform an obvious diptych, or parallel, in the manner ofPlutarcha#39;s historical biographies. ... These differences concernthe themes Plutarch addresses, as well asthe rhetorical design ofhis questions and answers, both of which are closely related.

Title:A Companion to Plutarch
Author: Mark Beck
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-11-13

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