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      Plutarch (4/8/2011 v.1) Πλούταρχος (4/8/2011 v.1)

Author(s) : Tsouvala Georgia (2/15/2012)

For citation: Tsouvala Georgia , "Plutarch", 2012,
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Works of Plutarch

The works of Plutarch are divided in three major corpora: the "Moralia", the "Parallel Lives" and the "Questions".

A. Moralia
1 On the education of children
2. How the young man should study poetry
3. On listening (to the philosophers)
4. How to tell a flatterer from a friend.
5. How a man may become aware of his progress in virtue
6. How to profit from one’s enemies
7. On having many friends
8. On chance
9. On virtue and vice
10. Letter of condolence to Apollonius
11. Advice about keeping well
12. Advice to bride and groom
13. Dinner of the seven wise men
14. On superstition
15. On poetics
16. That there is only one Platonic Academy
17. The difference between the Pyrrhonians and the Academicians
18. On the birth of the spirit in Timaeus
19. How the world was created according to Plato
20. Where are the ideas
21. How was matter shaped by the ideas?
22. On the sign of Socrates – To Alcidamas
23. On soothsaying according to the Academicians
24. On behalf the Plato’s Theagos
25. On moral virtue
26. On the face which appears in the Orb of the Moon
27. Whether even or … numbers are better
28. Whether an old man should engage in public affairs
29. On Stoic self-contradictions
30. On common conceptions against the Stoics
31. The Stoics speak more paradoxically than the poets
32. Against the Epicurean hearing of the gods
33. Against Colotes
34. It is impossible to live pleasantly in the manner of Epicurus
35. To Bithynus on friendship
36. Ammonius or how not to bear vice pleasantly
37. On praising oneself inoffensively
38. Whether rhetoric is a virtue
39. On the decline of the oracles
40. On the principle of cold
41. On the delays of divine vengeance
42. On talkativeness
43. On gaiety
44. On compliancy
45. On being a busybody
46. On brotherly love
47. On comets
48. On the tria nomina, which one if the main one
49. On exile
50. Precepts of statecraft
51. On life
52. How one should profit from the school exercises
53. Dialogue on love
54. Sayings of kings and commanders
55. On one’s own body
56. Consolation to Asclepiades
57. Consolation to his wife
58. On the love of decoration
59. Titheutic
60. Oracles at Delphi no longer given in verse
61. On the EI at Delphi
62. On Isis and Osiris
63. Questions on the Diosemeia of Aratus
64. On the Theriaka by Nicander
65. Comparison between Aristophanes and Menander
66. On the malice of Herodotus
67. On the date of the Iliad
68. How can we judge the true history
69. Virtues of women
70. On animals
71. On the adversary opinions of the Epicureans
72. Oracles are not adversary to the Academicians
73. Letter to Favorinus on friendship
74. What do we think of Epicurus
75. Tendencies of the Academicians
76. Beasts are rational
77. Platonic questions
79. Roman Questions
80. Barbarian questions
81. Greek questions
82. Womens’ questions
83. On the cestus of the Mother of Gods
84. Protagoras on the first principles
85. On the sayings of the Alexandrians
86. the Epicureans speak more strangely than the poets
88. On no and nothing
90. Whether land or sea animals are cleverer
91. Selections and examination of Stoics and Epicureans
92. Questions of the wandering Stoics
93. On the days
94. On curiousness
97. What do we think of the Stoics
98. On superstition against Epicurus
99. Whether one should agree with everything
100. Consolation to Vestias
101. On the ten ways of Pyrrhon
102. On lives against Epicurus
103. Questions and places
104. Questions and changes
105. On tautology (meaning the same thing)
106. On units
107. Whether the citizen should express his opinion knowing that he cannot persuade
108. On our opinions
109. On glorious men
110. Sayings of the Spartans
111. Answers to questions
112. Collection of oracle sayings
113. On
114. On exercises
115. On desire
116. On the Fortune of the Romans
117. On knowing oneself and whether the soul is immortal
118. Is the saying “Live in obscurity” right?
119. On tranquility of mind
120. On descending to the oracle of Trophonius
121. Suppliant
123. On the first philosopher and their doctrines
124. On matter
125. On the Fortune and virtue of Alexander the Great
126. On the education of Achilles
127. On Cyrenaics
128. On behalf of Socrates
129. On the condemnation of Socrates
130. On those who eat earth
131. Speech on the ten accusations
132. On problems
133. On characters
134. Foundation of cities
136. On the glory of the Athenians
137. On the
138. Which is the perfect life
139. On the days
140. On natural studies
141. On the Daedals at Plataeae
142. Preparation of philologists
143. On nobility
144. The oration delivered in Olympia against Dio
145. What did Heracleitus believe
146. Whether fire or water is more useful
147. Admonition to a rich and young man
148. Whether affections of the soul are worse than those of the body
149. On the soul
151. On love of wealth
152. On earthquakes
153. How should a Lacedemonian fight?
154. Admonitions to Asclepiades of Pergamum
155. That we ought not to borrow
156. On hunting
157. On those who attempt to cheat
158. Causes of natural phaenomena
159. On those who don’t practice philosophy but rhetoric
160. On poems
161. What is the purpose according to Plato
162. Love stories
164. On Euripides
165. How can we judge the truth?
166. That the soul is eternal
167. Sermon to Dio
168. Memoires
169. Greek and Roman parallel stories
170. On the control of anger
171. On affection for offspring
172. Whether vice is sufficient to cause unhappiness
173. On envy and hate
174. Table talk
175. A philosopher ought to converse especially with men in power
176. To an uneducated ruler
177. On monarchy, democracy and oligarchy
178. On the eating of flesh
179. Summary of the birth of the spirit in Timaeus
180. Can virtue be taught?

B. Parallel Lives
1-2. Agis/Cleomenes with Gaius/Tiberius Gracchus
3. Agesilaus / Pompey
4. Timoleon / Aemilius Paulus
5. Alcibiades / Coriolanus
6. Alexander the Great / Julius Caesar
7. Demetrius (the Besieger) / Marcus Antonius
8. Demosthenes / Cicero
9. Cimon / Lucullus
10. Nicias / Crassus
11. Dio / Brutus
12. Lysander / Sulla
13. Percles / Fabius Maximus
14. Lycurgus / Numa
15. Philopoemen / Titus Flamininus
16. Solon / Poplicola
17. Theseus / Romulus
18. Eumenes / Sartorius
19. Pelopidas / Marcellus
20. Themistocles / Camillus
21. Aristeides / Cato the Elder
22. Phocion / Cato the Younger
23. Pyrrus / Gaius Marius

C. Questions
1. Why do the philosophers like physics? (5 books)
2. Studies in Homer (4 books)
3. To Empedocles (10 books)
4. On the fifth essence (3 books)
5. On the insertion of the soul (3 books)
6. On attempting (5 books)
7. Legens (3 books)
8. On rhetoric (3 books)
9. On senses (3 books)
10. Anthology of philosophers (3 books)
11. Benefactions of cities (3 books)
12. On Theophrastus against the opportunities of the politicians (2 books)
13. On past history (4 books)
14. Proverbs (2 books)
15. On the … of Aristotle (8 books)
16. Sosikles (2 books)
17. On fate (2 books)
18. On justice against Chrysippos (3 books)
19. … historical and poetical



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