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Author Xenophontos, Sophia

Title Ethical Education in Plutarch : Moralising Agents and Contexts
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2016


Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; v. 349
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde.
Contents Preface ; Editions, abbreviations, and other conventions ; Moralia ; Parallel Lives ; Other Lives ; Symbols, orthography, and transliteration of Greek terms ; Introduction ; 1.1 Plutarch and education ; 1.2 What is significant about Plutarch's ethical education?
1.3 Scope, structure, and approach of this study Chapter 1. Character change and character development in Plutarch: the significance of education in a range of settings ; 1.1 Plutarch and his theory of nature vs nurture
1.2 Character change (metabole) and character development (epanorthosis) 1.3 Metabole in the Parallel Lives ; 1.4 Epanorthosis and its dual dimension ; 1.5 Conclusion ; Chapter 2. Moral education between parents and children ; 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Plutarch and childhood: trivial comparisons or opportunities for adult moralism? 2.3 Parenthood in the Moralia and the Parallel Lives ; 2.3.1 Motherhood ; Motherhood in the Moralia ; Motherhood in the Parallel Lives ; 2.3.2 Fatherhood Fathers as a requirement for the greatness of the son Fatherhood as a stimulant to great actions ; Fatherhood and power ; Chapter 3. Moral training in the classroom ; 3.1 The complementarity of On reading the poets and On listening to lectures
Summary Bringing together a wide range of texts from both the Parallel Lives and the Moralia, this study puts the moralising agents that Plutarch considers important for ethical development at the heart of its interpretation. Ethical education in Plutarch becomes a distinctive manifestation of paideia vis-à-vis the intellectual trends of the Imperial period, especially in contexts of cultural identity and power
Analysis Ancient ethics
Imperial period
moral education
Notes 3.2 Early and adult education: continuation and appropriation
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Subject Plutarch -- Knowledge -- Moral education
SUBJECT Plutarch fast
Subject HISTORY / Ancient / Greece.
Moral education
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110350463