The passionate statesman [electronic resource] : Erõs and politics in Plutarch's Lives / Jeffrey Beneker
- Beneker, Jeffrey
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Eros and Marriage -- The Parts of the Soul -- Philia and Marriage -- Eros, Philia, and Marriage -- Brutus and Porcia -- Pericles and Aspasia -- Idealism and Realism -- 2.Moral Virtue, Eros, and History -- Historical-Ethical Reconstruction in the Lives -- Moral Virtue in the Pelopidas-Marcellus -- Dion, Dionysius, and Plato's Tyrannical Man -- 3.Eros and Ambition in the Alexander--Caesar -- Building an Empire: Alexander's Sophrosyne and Ambition -- Xenophon's Cyrus and Plutarch's Alexander -- Eros in the Alexander -- Thymos, Ambition, and Sophrosyne -- Eros and Ambition in the Caesar -- Limits to Eros and Ambition -- 4.Eros and the Fall of Mark Antony -- Eros in the Demetrius -- Antony's Women -- The Early Years -- Fulvia -- Fulvia and Cleopatra -- Octavia and Cleopatra -- Cleopatra -- 5.Eros and the Statesman -- Sophrosyne in Xenophon and Plutarch -- Eros in the Agesilaus-Pompey -- Concluding Remarks.
- 'The Passionate Statesman' explores the intersection of passion and politics in Plutarch's 'Lives', with special emphasis on how he represents the influence of erotic desire, on the careers of some of the most prominent statesmen from Greco-Roman antiquity.
- 9780191741319 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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