The Morals, vol. 2
Vol. 2 of a massive 5 volume work in which Plutarch muses on all manner of topics ranging from virtue and vice, friendship, flattery, the nature of love, stoic philosophy, fate, to the nature of government.
Plutarch’s Morals. Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. Corrected and Revised by William W. Goodwin, with an Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 5 Volumes. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1878). Vol. 2.
The text is in the public domain.
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Table of Contents
- CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND. WITH THE TRANSLATORS’ NAMES.
- PLUTARCH’S MORALS.
- THE BANQUET OF THE SEVEN WISE MEN.
- DIOCLES TO NICARCHUS.
- HOW A YOUNG MAN OUGHT TO HEAR POEMS.
- OF ENVY AND HATRED.
- HOW TO KNOW A FLATTERER FROM A FRIEND.
- TO ANTIOCHUS PHILOPAPPUS.
- THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LIVE PLEASURABLY ACCORDING TO THE DOCTRINE OF EPICURUS.
- PLUTARCH, ZEUXIPPUS, THEON, ARISTODEMUS.
- ROMAN QUESTIONS.
- GREEK QUESTIONS.
- OF THE LOVE OF WEALTH.
- HOW A MAN MAY INOFFENSIVELY PRAISE HIMSELF WITHOUT BEING LIABLE TO ENVY.
- CONCERNING THE PROCREATION OF THE SOUL AS DISCOURSED IN TIMAEUS.*
- THE FATHER TO AUTOBULUS AND PLUTARCH WISHETH HEALTH.
- THAT A PHILOSOPHER OUGHT CHIEFLY TO CONVERSE WITH GREAT MEN.*
- A DISCOURSE CONCERNING SOCRATES’S DAEMON.
- OF CURIOSITY, OR AN OVER-BUSY INQUISITIVENESS INTO THINGS IMPERTINENT.
- HOW A MAN MAY BE SENSIBLE OF HIS PROGRESS IN VIRTUE.
- OF FORTUNE.
- MORTALS’ AFFAIRS FORTUNE NOT COUNSEL RULES.*
- OF VIRTUE AND VICE.
- CONJUGAL PRECEPTS.
- PLUTARCH TO POLLIANUS AND EURYDICE SENDETH GREETING