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Erudite versatility in Plutarch’s works. Plutarch was a brilliant Platonist, an erudite historian, a gifted author of highly polished literary dialogues, a priest of Apollo at Delphi, and a devoted politician in his hometown Chaeronea. He felt confident in the most technical and specialized discussions, yet was not afraid of rhetorical generalizations. In his voluminous oeuvre, he appears as a sharp polemicist and a loving father, an ardent pupil but also a kind, inspiring teacher, a sober historian and a teller of wondrous tales. In view of all these different personae, erudite versatility is without any doubt a major characteristic of Plutarch’s works. A Versatile Gentleman is dedicated to Luc Van der Stockt, professor emeritus of Greek language and literature at KU Leuven and a truly versatile gentleman. The volume aims to do justice to his and Plutarch’s versatility by discussing the Chaeronean from many different angles. As such, it sheds new light on the coherence of, and the tensions in, Plutarch’s thinking and writing. Contributors Frances B. Titchener (Utah State University), John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin), Rainer Hirsch-Luipold (Universität Bern), Jan Opsomer (KU Leuven), Paola Volpe Cacciatore (Università degli studi di Salerno), Ewen Bowie (Corpus Christi College Oxford), Frederick E. Brenk (Pontifical Biblical Institute Rome), Judith Mossman (University of Nottingham), Christopher Pelling (Christ Church Oxford), Mark Beck (University of South Carolina), Jeffrey Beneker (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Geert Roskam (KU Leuven), Simon Verdegem (KU Leuven), Philip A. Stadter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Lucia Athanassaki (University of Crete), Heinz Gerd Ingenkamp (Universität Bonn), Delfim F. Leão (Universidade de Coimbra), Aurelio Pérez Jiménez (Universidad de Málaga)

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Editorial Board
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. ‎Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. ‎Introduction
  2. F.B. Titchener
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. ‎I. Plutarch’s Versatile Philosophy
  1. ‎Plutarch the Philosopher and Plutarch the Historian on Apatheia
  2. John Dillon
  3. pp. 9-16
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  1. ‎The Dividing Line Theological/Religious Arguments in Plutarch’s Anti-Stoic Polemics
  2. Rainer Hirsch-Luipold
  3. pp. 17-36
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  1. ‎The Cruel Consistency of De sera numinis vindicta
  2. Jan Opsomer
  3. pp. 37-56
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  1. ‎Psychē in Plutarch’s Works
  2. Paola Volpe Cacciatore
  3. pp. 57-68
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  1. ‎II. Literary Versatility
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. ‎Plutarch’s Simonides: A Versatile Gentleman?
  2. Ewen Bowie
  3. pp. 71-88
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  1. ‎Plutarch’s Flawed Characters: The Personae of the Dialogues
  2. Frederick E. Brenk
  3. pp. 89-100
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  1. ‎Dionysus and the Structure of Plutarch’s Table Talk
  2. Judith Mossman
  3. pp. 101-112
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  1. ‎Tragic Colouring in Plutarch
  2. Christopher Pelling
  3. pp. 113-134
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  1. ‎III. The Versatile World of the Lives
  1. ‎The Serio-Comic Life of Antony
  2. Mark Beck
  3. pp. 137-146
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  1. ‎The Nature of Virtue and the Need for Self-Knowledge in Plutarch’s Demosthenes-Cicero
  2. Jeffrey Beneker
  3. pp. 147-160
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  1. ‎“This Topic Belongs to Another Kind of Writing” The Digressions in Plutarch’s Life of Coriolanus
  2. G. Roskam and S. Verdegem
  3. pp. 161-196
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  1. ‎Sulla’s Three-Thousand-‭νοῦμμοι‬ Apartment: Plutarch’s Problematic Code-Switching
  2. Philip A. Stadter
  3. pp. 197-210
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  1. ‎IV. A Versatile Paideia
  1. ‎Who Was Eucles? Plutarch and His Sources on the Legendary Marathon-Runner (De gloria Atheniensium 347CD)
  2. Lucia Athanassaki
  3. pp. 213-228
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  1. ‎De Plutarchi Malignitate
  2. Heinz Gerd Ingenkamp
  3. pp. 229-242
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  1. ‎Consistency and Criticism in Plutarch’s Writings Concerning the Laws of Solon
  2. Delfim F. Leão
  3. pp. 243-254
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  1. ‎Selenographic Description: Critical Annotations to Plutarch, De facie 944C
  2. Aurelio Pérez-Jiménez
  3. pp. 255-266
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  1. ‎Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-286
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  1. ‎Index locorum
  2. pp. 287-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461662033
Related ISBN
9789462700765
MARC Record
OCLC
964613271
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2016-12-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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