Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 Topics for Discussion

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What are the characteristics of a good leader, according to Plutarch? What makes a bad leader?

What role do women play in the profiles of Plutarch?

Plutarch frequently mentions omens an oracles that are used to predict the future. What weight does he give these?

Why does Plutarch choose to compare the lives of some figures? What does he base his choices upon?

How does Plutarch's Greek culture affect his interpretation of the great lives of Romans and Greeks?

Plutarch states he intends to write lives and not histories. What does he mean by this?

Is Plutarch concerned with being factually accurate in the details of his profiles? Does it matter one way or the other?

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