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Title Plutarch's unexpected silences : suppression and selection in the Lives and Moralia / edited by Jeffrey Beneker, Craig Cooper, Noreen Humble, Frances B. Titchener
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages)
Series Brill's Plutarch studies ; volume 10
Brill's Plutarch studies ; v. 10.
Contents Notes on Contributors -- Introduction / Jeffrey Beneker, Craig Cooper, Noreen Humble and Frances B. Titchener -- Part 1 Silence and the Narrator -- 1 When Hermes Enters: Towards a Typology of the Silences of Plutarch's Narrator and Their Uses in Characterization / Eran Almagor -- 2 Plutarch's Narratorial Silences in the Dion / Michael Nerdahl -- 3 The Unspoken Bridge between Philosophy and Politics: Plutarch's De genio Socratis / Bernard Boulet -- Part 2 Silence as a Literary Technique -- 4 The Quiet Life: Silence in Plutarch's Demetrius / Thomas Rose -- 5 Fine-Tuning Portraits in the Lives : Omissions That Clarify the Lessons in Leadership / Susan G. Jacobs -- 6 Plutarch's Silence about the Relationship between Military Success and Political Virtue in Sulla and Caesar / Rex Stem -- 7 The Repulsae of Aemilius Paulus in Plutarch's Aemilius / Colin Bailey -- 8 A Life in Pieces: Plutarch, Crassus 12.1-16.8 / James T. Chlup -- 9 What about the Gold-Digging Ants? The Silences and Irony of Plutarch's De Herodoti malignitate / Charles W. Oughton -- Part 3 Silencing the Past and Present -- 10 Plutarch's Avoidance of Philip V / Brad Cook -- 11 Silence of the Lions: Exploring Plutarch's Omissions on Chaeronea / Chandra Giroux -- 12 What Your Best Friend Won't Tell You: Thucydidean and Plutarchan Silences on Sicily / Christopher Pelling -- 13 Silencing Sparta / Noreen Humble -- 14 The Peek-a-Boo Presence of Aeschines in Plutarch's Demosthenes / Craig Cooper -- 15 Plutarch on the Christians: Why So Silent? Ignorance, Indifference, or Indignity? / Frederick E. Brenk -- 16 Plutarch's (Unexpected?) Silence on Jewish Monotheism / Joseph Geiger -- Index
Summary "The act of recording anything is at the same time an act of silencing. Choices are made at every step about what to keep and what to discard. Examining what Plutarch has left out enriches our understanding of what he has chosen to say, and both deepens our knowledge of the literary practices of this influential writer and opens new and fruitful lines of enquiry about Plutarch, his work, and his world"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Chapters in this book all derive from papers delivered at a meeting of the Canadian and USA sections of the International Plutarch Society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 30, 2022)
SUBJECT Plutarch. Lives -- Congresses
Plutarch. Moralia -- Congresses
Plutarch -- Technique -- Congresses
Plutarch. fast (OCoLC)fst00032370
Lives (Plutarch) fast (OCoLC)fst01358080
Moralia (Plutarch) fast (OCoLC)fst01357999
Subject Narration (Rhetoric) -- Congresses
Silence in literature -- Congresses
Narration (Rhetoric)
Silence in literature.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Literary criticism.
Literary criticism.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Critiques littéraires.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Beneker, Jeffrey, editor.
Cooper, Craig, editor.
Humble, Noreen, editor.
Titchener, Frances B., 1954- editor.
LC no. 2022001513
ISBN 9004514252