Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum

Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum

An Interpretation with Commentary

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 associate with powerful rulers, because he can in this way exert the greatest positive influence on his society and at the same time maximise his personal pleasure. This study provides a thorough analysis of Plutarch’s Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum. A lengthy general introduction deals with the author and the text and discusses each step in Plutarch’s argumentation in detail. A systematic lemmatic commentary then provides a systematic complement to the previous analysis of the work, dealing with many problems of textual criticism, explaining all kinds of realia, and discussing a great number of passages through parallels from Plutarch’s own oeuvre and from other authors.

Titre Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum
Sous-titre An Interpretation with Commentary
Partie du titre Numéro 2
Auteurs Geert Roskam, Geert Roskam
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3643 Essais littéraires
Date de première publication du titre 01 juin 2009
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Classification thématique Thema: DNL
Support Livre relié
Nb de pages 252 p.
ISBN-10 9058677362
ISBN-13 9789058677365
Référence 113959-83
Date de publication 01 juin 2009
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 252
Format 16 x 24 cm
Poids 615 gr
Prix 49,50 €




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