Moralia

  • moralia
    plutarchus - moralia. de placitis philosophorum, 1531 - 3020537.tif
    1531 edition in latin
    authorplutarch
    countryroman greece
    languageancient greek
    genreessays
    publication date
    c. 100 ad

    the moralia (ancient greek: Ἠθικά ethika; loosely translated as "morals" or "matters relating to customs and mores") of the 1st-century greek scholar plutarch of chaeronea is an eclectic collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches. they provide insights into roman and greek life, but often are also timeless observations in their own right. many generations of europeans have read or imitated them, including michel de montaigne and the renaissance humanists and enlightenment philosophers.

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Moralia
Plutarchus - Moralia. De placitis philosophorum, 1531 - 3020537.tif
1531 edition in Latin
AuthorPlutarch
CountryRoman Greece
LanguageAncient Greek
GenreEssays
Publication date
c. 100 AD

The Moralia (Ancient Greek: Ἠθικά Ethika; loosely translated as "Morals" or "Matters relating to customs and mores") of the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea is an eclectic collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches. They provide insights into Roman and Greek life, but often are also timeless observations in their own right. Many generations of Europeans have read or imitated them, including Michel de Montaigne and the Renaissance Humanists and Enlightenment philosophers.