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Essays (Penguin Classics)
by Plutarch
Binding: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Weight: 0.79 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 7.8 x W: 0.46 inches
ISBN 10: 0140445641
ISBN 13: 9780140445640
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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.


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