• The Nature of Virtue and the Need for Self-Knowledge in Plutarch’s Demosthenes-Cicero

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey Beneker (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Plutarch, Biography, Ancient Greek history, Roman history
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/bfff-v920
    Abstract:
    This chapter explores two central themes that appear in the prologue to Plutarch's Lives of Demosthenes and Cicero, that virtue is independent of environment and that self-knowledge is critical to success. I argue that these themes establish a framework for the contents of the book, and I show how they are elaborated in the pair of Lives.
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