A Companion to Plutarch

A Companion to Plutarch

Editor(s): Mark Beck

Published Online: 19 NOV 2013 05:44AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405194310

Online ISBN: 9781118316450

DOI: 10.1002/9781118316450

About this Book

A Companion to Plutarch offers a broad survey of the famous historian and biographer; a coherent, comprehensive, and elegant presentation of Plutarch'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 Plutarch's oeuvre
  • Provides essential background information on Plutarch'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 Plutarch's thought
  • Surveys the ideologically crucial reception of the Greek Classical Period in Plutarch's writings
  • Follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attention

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Plutarch in Context

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  2. Part II: Plutarch's Moralia

  3. Part III: Plutarch's Biographical Projects

  4. Part IV: The Reception of Plutarch

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