Über den Autor
Mark Beck is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches courses on Greek and Roman authors and classical civilization courses. He has published numerous articles and chapters on Plutarch and is the author of the forthcoming book, Understanding Classics: Plutarch (2012).
Notes on Contributors xrnAcknowledgments xviirnNote on the Translations and Abbreviations xviiirnIntroduction: Plutarch in Greece 1nMark BeckrnPart I Plutarch in Context 11rn1 Plutarch and Rome 13nPhilip A. Stadterrn2 Plutarch and the Second Sophistic 32nThomas A. Schmitzrn3 The Role of Philosophy and Philosophers in the Imperial Period 43nMichael TrapprnPart II Plutarch's Moralia 59rn4 Plutarch and Platonism 61nJohn Dillonrn5 Plutarch, Aristotle, and the Peripatetics 73nFrancesco Becchi (translated by Pia Bertucci)rn6 Plutarch and the Stoics 88nJan Opsomerrn7 Plutarch and Epicureanism 104nEleni Kechagia-Ovseikorn8 Plutarch and the Skeptics 121nMauro Bonazzi (translated by Pia Bertucci)rn9 Practical Ethics 135nLieve Van Hoofrn10 Political Philosophy 149nChristopher Pellingrn11 Religion and Myth 163nRainer Hirsch-Luipold (translated by Mark Beck)rn12 Poetry and Education 177nEwen Bowiern13 Love and Marriage 191nGeorgia Tsouvalarn14 The Sympotic Works 207nFrieda Klotzrn15 Animals in Plutarch 223nStephen T. Newmyerrn16 Plutarch the Antiquarian 235nPascal Payen (translated by Cara Welch)rnPart III Plutarch's Biographical Projects 249rn17 The Lives of the Caesars 251nAristoula Georgiadourn18 Plutarch's Galba and Otho 267nLukas de Bloisrn19 The Aratus and the Artaxerxes 278nEran Almagorrn20 The Project of the Parallel Lives: Plutarch's Conception of Biography 292nJoseph Geigerrn21 Kratein onomatôn: Language and Value in Plutarch 304nAlexei V. Zadorojnyirn22 Compositional Methods in the Lives 321nLuc Van der Stocktrn23 The Prologues 333nTimothy E. Duffrn24 Morality, Characterization, and Individuality 350nAnastasios G. Nikolaidisrn25 Childhood and Youth 373nCarmen Soares (translated by Camila Alvahydo)rn26 Death and Other Kinds of Closure 391nCraig Cooperrn27 The Synkrisis 405nDavid H.J. Larmourrn28 The Use of Historical Sources 417nMaria Teresa Schettino (translated by Pia Bertucci)rn29 Tragedy and the Hero 437nJudith Mossmanrn30 The Philosopher-King 449nBernard Bouletrn31 The Socratic Paradigm 463nMark Beckrn32 Fate and Fortune 479nFrances B. Titchenerrn33 The Perils of Ambition 488nFrançoise Frazier (translated by Cara Welch)rn34 Sex, Eroticism, and Politics 503nJeffrey Benekerrn35 Philanthropy, Dignity, and Euergetism 516nGeert RoskamrnPart IV The Reception of Plutarch 529rn36 The Reception of Plutarch from Antiquity to the Italian Renaissance 531nMarianne Padern37 The Renaissance in France: Amyot and Montaigne 544nOlivier Guerrier (translated by Cara Welch)rn38 The Reception of Plutarch in France after the Renaissance 549nFrançoise Frazier (translated by Cara Welch)rn39 The Reception of Plutarch in Spain 556nAurelio Pérez Jiménezrn40 Shakespeare 577nGordon Bradenrn41 The Post-Renaissance Reception of Plutarch in England 592nJudith Mossmanrn42 Plutarch and the Early American Republic 598nCarl J. RichardrnIndex 611
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 influencern* Constitutes the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch's oeuvren* 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 emperorsn* Offers contextualizing background, the literary and cultural details that shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of Plutarch's thoughtn* Surveys the ideologically crucial reception of the Greek Classical Period in Plutarch's writingsn* Follows the currents of recent serious scholarship, discussing perennial interests, and delving into topics and works not formerly given serious attention