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Author Roskam, Geert

Title Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum : an interpretation with commentary / G. Roskam
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series Plutarchea Hypomnemata ; v.2
Plutarchea hypomnemata.
Contents PLUTARCH'S MAXIME CUM PRINCIPIBUS PHILOSOPHO ESSE DISSERENDUM AN INTERPRETATION WITH COMMENTARY; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1. The first steps in the analysis of Maxime cum principibus; 1.1. The author; 1.1.1. A rich political career; 1.1.2. Heir of an old tradition; 1.2. The work; 1.2.1. A difficult text; 1.2.2. The literary genre of Maxime cum principibus; 1.2.3. The date of Maxime cum principibus; 2. Two further stepping-stones; 2.1. Plutarch's evaluation of the political position of his philosophical predecessors; 2.1.1. Introduction; 2.1.2. The Presocratics
3.5. Conclusion: Plutarch's political philosophy in Maxime cumprincipibus 3.5.1. Friendship between the philosopher and the ruler as one of Plutarch's political ideals; 3.5.2. Plutarch and power: the philosopher's escape from a harsh reality; 3.5.3. Plutarch's political philosophy in Maxime cum principibus: a schematic survey; 3.6. Schematic structure of Maxime cum principibus; COMMENTARY; Bibliography; INDICES; Index nominum; Index locorum
Summary The question of the political relevance of philosophy, and of the role which the philosopher should play in the government of his state, was often discussed in Antiquity. Plato's ideal of the philosopher-king is well-known, but was precisely his failure to realise his political ideal in Syracuse not the best argument against the philosopher's political engagement? Nevertheless, Plato's ideal remained attractive for later Greek thinkers. This is illustrated, for instance, by one of Plutarch's short political works, in which he tries to demonstrate that the philosopher should especially associat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Plutarch. Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum.
Philosophy, Ancient.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- European -- General.
Philosophy, Ancient
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009515141
ISBN 9789461660114