Essays - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140445640
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 888.0108
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 430
Weight: 326g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 28mm