Essays Plutarch

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One of the greatest essayists of the Graeco-Roman world, Plutarch (c. AD 46 -120) used an encyclopedic knowledge of the Roman Empire to produce a compelling and individual voice. In this superb selection from his writings, he offers personal insights into moral subjects that include the virtue of listening, the danger of flattery and the avoidance of anger, alongside more speculative essays on themes as diverse as God's slowness to punish man, the use of reason by supposedly 'irrational' animals and the death of his own daughter. Brilliantly informed, these essays offer a treasure-trove of ancient wisdom, myth and philosophy, and a powerful insight into a deeply intelligent man.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780140445640
BY (AUTHOR) Plutarch, EDITED BY Kidd, Ian, INTRODUCTION BY Kidd, Ian, TRANSLATED BY Waterfield, Robin
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 24, 1992
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
DESCRIPTION : One of the greatest essayists of the Graeco-Roman world, Plutarch (c. AD 46 -120) used an encyclopedic knowledge of the Roman Empire to produce a compelling and individual voice. In this superb selection from his writings, he offers personal insights into moral subjects that include the virtue of listening, the danger of flattery and the avoidance of anger, alongside more speculative essays on themes as diverse as God's slowness to punish man, the use of reason by supposedly 'irrational' animals and the death of his own daughter. Brilliantly informed, these essays offer a treasure-trove of ancient wisdom, myth and philosophy, and a powerful insight into a deeply intelligent man. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780140445640 BY (AUTHOR) Plutarch, EDITED BY Kidd, Ian, INTRODUCTION BY Kidd, Ian, TRANSLATED BY Waterfield, Robin PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 24, 1992 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies