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Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife By Plutarch

Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife
by Plutarch

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This collection of essays has a commentary and evaluative bibliography on Plutarch. With the original text and translation, it is designed to help readers understand and appreciate two sources for the study of gender and the family in the Graeco-Roman world and in Western history.
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Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography by Plutarch

This book is a collection of essays with commentary and evaluative bibliography on Plutarch. Advice to the Bride and Groom and Consolation to His Wife along with the Greek texts and English translations. It is designed to help readers understand and appreciate two important documents for the study of gender and the family in the Graeco-Roman world and in later Western history. To populate the dearth of prior scholarly discussion of Plutarch's works on the family, Pomeroy has assembled a team of experts in Plutarch, the Hellenistic World, religion, cultural studies, and the family and gender, who use various historical and theoretical approaches in discussing the wide range of issues and questions raised by these texts. For example, what does one mean by "Roman" or "Greek" marriage in a Hellenistic context when Greeks and Romans were mutually influential? To begin to answer this question, it is imperative to take notice of Greek traditions, the Roman Imperial context, and the changing views of the family in Greek philosophy and early Christianity. Furthermore, for an understanding of the Consolation to His Wife it is necessary to understand Roman demography and to examine contemporary Latin consolatory literature. Though Plutarch addressed both these essays to individual Greeks whom he knew personally, he had a much wider audience in mind. The commentary, essays, and bibliography are written so as to be accessible to those who are reading the English translation.

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Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife Reviews


Plutarchists, social historian, and general reader will find much that his valuable in this intensive examination of two short essays that bear comparison with treatments of marriage, family, and bereavement in early Christian literature. Hubert M. Martin Jr, Religious Studies Review, Vol.26, No.3.

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GOR010232804
Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography by Plutarch
Plutarch
Used - Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
1999-06-24
240
019512023X
9780195120233
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.