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Published: 24 June 2010

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780199583263

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Plutarch's Practical Ethics

The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Lieve Van Hoof

  • The first monograph on Plutarch's practical ethics, exploring the relationship between the Moralia and popular morality in the ancient world
  • Combines close reading with perspectives opened up by cultural and anthropological models such as new cultural history, new historicism, and speech act theory
  • Rehabilitates Plutarch as a sophisticated author with closer links to the Second Sophistic than has often been assumed